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Objects of the Victoria Institute.

First. – To investigate fully and impartially the most important questions of

Philosophy and Science, but more especially those that bear upon the great truths revealed in Holy Scripture, with the view of defending

these truths against the oppositions of Science, falsely so called. Second.— To associate together men of Science and authors who have alrcady

been engaged in such investigations, and all others who may be interested in them, in order to strengthen their efforts by association ; and by bringing together the results of such labours, after full discussion, in the printed Transactions of an Institution, to give greater force and influence to proofs and arguments which might be regarded as comparatively weak and valueless, or be little known, if put forward merely

by individuals. Third.— To consider the mutual bearings of the various scientific conclusions

arrived at in the several distinct branches into which Science is now divided, in order to get rid of contradictions and conflicting hypotheses, and thus promote the real advancement of true Science ; and/to examine and discuss all supposed scientific results with reference to final causes, and the more comprehensive and fundamental principles of Philosophy proper, based upon faith in the existence of one Eternal God, who in

His wisdom created all things very good. / Fourth.- To publish Papers read before the Society in furtherance of the

above objects, along with verbatim reports of the discussions thereon, in

the form of a Journal, or as the Transactions of the Institute. Fifth. -- When subjects have been fully discussed, to make the results known

by means of Lectures of a more popular kind, to which ladies will be

admissible ; and to publish such Lectures. Sixth. – To publish English translations of important foreign works of real

scientific and philosophical value, especially those bearing upon the relation between the Scriptures and Science; and to co-operate with other philosophical societies at home and abroad, which are now or may hereafter be formed, in the interest of Scriptural truth and of real

science, and generally in furtherance of the objects of this Society. Seventh. – To found a Library and Reading Rooms for the use of the Members

and Associates of the Institute, combining the principal advantages of a Literary Club.

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Terms of Membership, &c.

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The Objects of the Victoria Institute being of the highest importance both to Science and Religion, while they are such as have not been attempted to be attained by any previously existing scientific society, it is anticipated that when its establishment is known, it will receive the most liberal support by gifts and donations from friends, and be joined by large numbers of Members and Associates.

The annual subscription for Members is now Two Guineas each ; with One Guinea Entrance Donation.

The annual subscription of 1st and 2nd class Associates (ladies being eligible) is Two Guineas or One Guinea each, without any Entrance Fee.

Life Members to pay Twenty Guineas; and Life Associates, first or second class, to pay Twenty or Ten Guineas, respectively, in lieu of the above Annual Subscriptions.

Vice-Patrons (ladies or gentlemen) to pay not less than Sixty Guineas each, as a Donation to the funds of the Institute.

*** All who join the Society as Members must be professedly Christians.

On 31st December, 1866, the Foundation Lists were closed. Members now admitted will be required to pay an Entrance Donation of One Guinea, as above stated ; but they will receive the first two numbers of the Journal of Transactions (published in 1866) gratis. Associates (1st and 2nd class) will obtain these Journals on payment of 2s. 6d. for each number.

New Members and Associates, however, who are desirous of being upon the Foundation Lists, although they have not applied for admission till after 31st December, 1866, may be so elected by the Council, upon the understanding that they shall pay the annual subscription for the year 1866 as well as that for 1867.

Further particulars will be furnished upon application to the Honorary Secretaries or Clerk at the Office, 9, Conduit Street, Regent Street, London, W.

* All Applications for admission and general correspondence (as to papers proposed to be read, Sc) should be addressed to the Honorary Secretaries of the Institute, and all Remittances of donations or subscriptions to the Honorary Treasurer, at the Office, 9, Conduit Street, Regent Street, London, W.

Cheques to be crossed to Messrs. Ransom, Bouverie; & Co., Bankers, 1, Pall Mall East, London, S.W.

ERRATA.

On page 35, fourth line from bottom, for “p. 14,” read p. 18.

32, after “ Postscript,” for “Pp. 10, 11, 12, 14," read Pp. 14, 15,

16, 18.
224, line 13, for “plants," read points.
242, line 11, for “Poleynian,” read Polynesian.
265, line 4, for “unmoved,” read universal.

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CIPLES.

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CONTENTS OF VOL. I.

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ORDINARY MEETING, 16TH JULY, 1866

174

ON THE VARIOUS THEORIES OF MAN'S PAST AND PRESENT CONDI-

BY JAMES REDDIE, Esq., HONORARY SECRETARY

174

DISCUSSION ON MR. REDDIE'S PAPER

198

ORDINARY MEETING, 19TH NOVEMBER, 1866 .

221

INTRODUCTORY ADDRESS BY VICE-PRESIDENT...

222

ON THE LANGUAGE OF GESTICULATION AND THE ORIGIN OF SPEECH.

BY PROFESSOR J. R. YOUNG, Mem. Vict. Inst.

231

DISCUSSION ON PROFESSOR YOUNG'S PAPER

ORDINARY MEETING, 3RD DECEMBER, 1866

256

ON MIRACLES; THEIR COMPATIBILITY WITH PHILOSOPHICAL PRIN-

BY THE REv. W. W. ENGLISH, M.A., Mem. Vict. Inst. 256

THOUGHTS ON MIRACLES. BY E. B. PENNY, Esq., M.V.I. ...

276

DISCUSSION ON THE ABOVE PAPERS ON MIRACLES

279

REPLY BY THE REV. W. W. ENGLISH ...

ORDINARY MEETING, 17TH DECEMBER, 1866

ON THE GENERAL CHARACTER OF GEOLOGICAL FORMATIONS.

BY

Evan HOPKINS, Esq., C.E., F.G.S., Mem. Vict. Inst.

DISCUSSION ON MR. HOPKINS'S PAPER
PAPER BY MR. LEWIS THOMPSON, M.R.C.S., ON THE CONSTITUTION

OF GRANITE AND THE NEBULAR THEORY

ORDINARY MEETING, 7TH JANUARY, 1867

ON THE PAST AND PRESENT RELATIONS OF GEOLOGICAL SCIENCE

TO THE SACRED SCRIPTURES. BY THE REV. John KIRK, M.V.I.

ORDINARY MEETING, 21ST JANUARY, 1867

ON THE LESSONS TAUGHT US BY GEOLOGY IN REGARD

NATURE OF GOD AND THE POSITION OF MAN.

JAMES BRODIE, M.A., Mem. Vict. Inst.

ON THE MUTUAL HELPFULNESS OF THEOLOGY AND

By John Hall GLADSTONE, Esq., Ph.D., F.R.S.,

SCIENCE.

Mem. Vict. Inst.

DISCUSSION ON THE ABOVE PAPERS ON GEOLOGY AND THEOLOGY

ORDINARY MEETING, 4TH FEBRUARY, 1867

ON FALLING STARS AND METEORITES.

BY THE REV. WALTER

MITCHELL, M.A., VICE-PRESIDENT

DISCUSSION ON MR. MITCHELL'S PAPER

APPENDIX (A AND B).

FOUNDATION LIST OF VICE-PATRONS, MEMBERS AND ASSOCIATES

OBJECTS, CONSTITUTION AND BYE-Laws

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