Asking myself what topic is most suitable for this occasion, I have decided to speak upon the subject of Geological Education. I am the more led to do this because it is the work to which I have devoted a large part of a long life.
The subject of geological education concerns all geologists, whether teaching or taught. Among the most important activities of any living creature is the reproduction of its kind. The continuance of the species depends upon it. So the function of a geological society is not only to promote investigation, but also to reproduce itself by developing a body of capable investigators. The latter is not less important than the former. Is it not surprising, in view of its significance, that this aspect of our work is so rarely discussed? It is because of these facts that I have decided to consider it today.
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