in the <s>walls<\s> interior of the capsule, is excited by the “compression of the surrounding tissues” - I confer my inability to understand how you can compress the tissues surrounding a body - and yet be quite sure that you do not exert some pressure on that body. 4. Mr. Gosse at p.16 affirms that he has heard a distinct crack or crepitation when the thread cells burst. I cannot but think that the sensation must have been subjective - The sacs are not 1/200th of an inch long - they are inclosed between two plates of glass and are at least eight or ten inches from the ear. - Would it be possible to <u>hear<\u> a corresponding bulk of gunpowder explode under the conditions of the experiment?
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- Philip Henry Gosse
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Referee report by T. H. Huxley on 'Researches on the Poison-Apparatus in the Actiniadae' by Gosse, 1858. From The Royal Society, RR/3/119