Properly understood, it is as mathematically exact as any comparative method can possibly be.
For the first time since Numenius we find again a comparative method.
To complete the picture of any past age there is no resource but the comparative method.
It is that suggested by the law of evolution and enforced by the comparative method.
The comparative method is appealed to where direct evidence is wanting.
This simply means that they have been constantly applying the comparative method, and profiting by the application.
By pursuing an historical and comparative method we can detect that even the human factor is not quite indeterminable.
These considerations raise a further question as to the employment of the comparative method.
For purposes of identification, a comparative method is often quite as efficacious, and much more easy than actual measurement.
Our second volume, it is hoped, will afford some idea of this comparative method.