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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 78

Fallacy 4

Fallacy 4.

That an "improvement of the general or elementary faculty of memory" (memory available for practical purposes in any direction in after life) can be brought about by giving pupils an extreme amount of memorising to do whilst at school.

The wording is mine, but a reference to the last paragraph of Mr Wilson's first communication to the 'Star' will, I think, satisfy anyone that I Wave fairly expressed what would be conveyed to the ordinary reader by what the Rector said. Unfortunately, some of Mr Wilson's actual statements, taken individually, are ambiguous, and when compared and analysed are found to be inconsistent and contradictory. The advantage of scientific, logical precision in such matters is that it enables one person to convey to another exactly and unequivocally what he means to convey.