The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 72
Lord Kelvin & Lord Rayleigh on Constructive Impact. — Anglo-Colonial Notes
Lord Kelvin & Lord Rayleigh on Constructive Impact.
"A few evenings ago I happened to meet at a dinner party Lord Kelvin, who may be. I suppose, accurately styled the greatest of all living scientists. In the course of my conversation with him, Lord Kelvin spoke with cordial interest and admiration of the remarkable theory of cosmic genesis by partial impact, given to the world by Professor A. W. Bickerton, of Christchurch. Lord Kelvin regarded it as a magnificent conception, but, with characteristic caution, declined to commit himself as yet to any expression of concurrence or dissent. He expressed warm interest in Professor Bickerton himself, and hearty admiration for his energy and mental powers. He also asked me several questions about Canterbury College, which enjoys the benefit of Professor Bickerton's professorial services."