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With water, however, the velocity of light was altered by an amount that accorded reasonably well with Fresnel's formula . In 1886 A . A . Michelson and E . W . Morley repeated the experiment on a larger scale and confirmed Fizeau's results . In a world that was becoming increasingly professional, Fizeau was one of the last great amateurs of science . He was able to employ his personal wealth and virtually unlimited leisure in pursuit of his scientific researches . Except for the Doppler-Fizeau effect, he made no direct contributions to optical theory, but the ingenious experimental techniques that he invented were to supply an invaluable aid to the creation in this century of a new optics .

As a result, he joined the opposition to Darwin's Origin of Species . At the famous Oxford meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science (1860), when Darwinism was the issue in a hot vocal debate, Fitzroy took a public stand against organic evolution . He told the audience he regretted Darwin's publication of the Origin and announced his refusal to accept the book as a logical arrangement of the facts of natural history . Darwin, who was not personally involved in the debate, preferred to remember his earlier, happier association with Fitzroy and always spoke kindly of his Beagle companion.

Schroder, "Paul Flechsig," in Archiv fur Psychiatrie and Nervenkrankheiten, 91 (1930), 1-8 . Concerning Flechsig's work, see L . F . Barker, "The Phrenology of Gall and Flechsig's Doctrine of Association Centers in the Cerebrum," in Bulletin of the Johns Hopkins Hospital, 8 (1897), 7-14 ; and "The Sense-areas and Association-centers in the Brain as Described by Flechsig," in Journal of Nervous and Mental Diseases, 24 (1897), 325-356, 363-368 (discussion) ; W . W. Ireland, "Flechsig on the Localization of Mental Processes in the Brain," in Journal of Mental Science, 44 (1898), 1-17 ; M .

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