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The protracted struggle between science and the classics appears to be drawing to a close, with victory about to perch on the banner of science, as a perusal of almost any university or college catalogue shows. While a limited knowledge of both Greek and Latin is important for the correct use of our own language, the amount till recently required, in my judgment, has been absurdly out of proportion to the intrinsic value of these branches, or perhaps more correctly roots, of study. The classics have been thoroughly and painfully threshed out, and it seems impossible that anything new can be unearthed. We may equal the performances of the past, but there is no opportunity to surpass them or produce anything original. Even the much-vaunted "mental training" argument is beginning to pall; for would not anything equally difficult give as good developing results, while by learning a live matter we kill two birds with one stone? There can be no question that there are many forces and influences in Nature whose existence we as yet little more than suspect. How much more interesting it would be if, instead of reiterating our past achievements, the magazines and literature of the period should devote their consideration to what we do NOT know! It is only through investigation and research that inventions come; we may not find what we are in search of, but may discover something of perhaps greater moment. It is probable that the principal glories of the future will be found in as yet but little trodden paths, and as Prof. Cortlandt justly says at the close of his history, "Next to religion, we have most to hope from science." college catalog shows.

A Journey in Other Worlds Book I
Jupiter--the magnificent planet with a diameter of 86,500miles, having 119 times the surface and 1,300 times the volume of the earth--lay beneath them.

A Journey in Other Worlds Book II 
Finding that they were rapidly swinging towards their proper course, and that the earth in its journey about the sun would move out of their way, they divided their power between repelling the body they had left and increasing the attraction of the moon, and then set about getting their house in order.

A Journey in Other Worlds Book III 
Landing on a place about ten degrees north of the equator, so that they might obtain a good view of the great rings--since ON the line only the thin edge would be visible--they opened a port-hole with the same caution they had exercised on Jupiter. 

List Of Illustrations, Including Nine Drawings By Mr. Dan. Beard, And A Diagram.
The Callisto and the Comet 
The Callisto was going straight up 
The Signals from the Arctic Circle 
Diagram of the Comparative Sizes of the Planets
The Ride on the Giant Tortoise 
A Battle Royal on Jupiter 
The Combat with the Dragons 
Ayrault's Vision 
They look into the Future 
The Return

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