Two Statements

Nature (February 1893)

In a letter addressed to the Daily Chronicle , dated January 25,1893, Prof. Karl Pearson makes two statements respecting my opinions and grounds of action:

"As in society at large, so in academic matters, his mode of insuring progress is unlimited individual competition."

and again:

"he is an individualist in all matters."

Seeing that in an essay "On Administrative Nihilism," published twenty-two years ago; and in another on "Government: Anarchy or Regimentation," published in 1890, I have done my best to combat the doctrine Prof. Pearson attributes to me, I shall be glad to know what justification he has to offer for so grave a misrepresentation. The purpose of it is obvious.


C. Blinderman & D. Joyce
Clark University