OBSERVATIONS OF JOHN THINKINGMACHINE IN WHICH HE PRESENTS THE DEVELOPMENT OF A NEW THOUGH TWELVE YEARS, 1870 TO 1882. INTRODUCTION. The following pages present to the courteous reader a view of existence, as resulting from the perfect method gation. That method, it is believed, has always been known. required, therefore, is to find a form of expression w unite the extremes of simplicity and universality. With pose in view, let us start from a single definition in "A curved line is one, no extent of which coincides with line." It follows that a curved line must be made up of p if a curved, then all mathematical lines, straight or howe ing, may be so conceived. Thus we have a fundamental principle. Its application any class of objects. Take population, for instance. assign the line A B as many component poi Louis has inhabitants. Then A B will represent this city say. By drawing a line A C transversely, giving it 36 and completing the parallelogram, the A entire figure will represent St. Louis during one year. By similarly repre C senting the cities and counties of the United States, and the figures, the entire nation may be represented, for one by proper extension, for any length of time. If all natio included, the ultimate figure will represent history. shaded lines, will distinguish past from future. Thus we have a construction. Its use will be to fac expression of thought by writer or speaker, and its und by reader or hearer, since the web of history,- including |