Punch, 20 (1851), 165.
The Koh-i-noor a Real 'Mountain of Light!'
Religious Authority, Natural Law, Theodicy, Universities, Education, Anti-Scientism
Argues that those who have 'gone over to Rome' have done so out of stupidity rather than cleverness, and notes that the converts do not include Michael Faraday, William T Brande, William Whewell, or Adam Sedgwick. Insists that an acquaintance with 'the sublime laws' of the universe will reveal the 'imbecile ordinances and clumsy fabrications of priestcraft'. Hopes that the Royal Commission on Oxbridge will remedy the poor natural science teaching at the University of Oxford, the 'chief nursery for Rome'.
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