Conwy Lloyd Morgan's life (1852–1936) was a trajectory of systematic efforts to find answers to basic questions in science. His background is that of a child who was eager to read poetry and the philosophy of Berkeley but who was sent to the Royal School of Mines in London (in 1869) to get a practically useful profession in mining and metallurgy. Morgan imbued a hypothetical chronometer with the power of investigation—the capability to observe the external appearances of other timepieces, as well as that of introspecting about one's internal clockwork. Such a hypothetical chronometer would move from oneself "outwards"—to other similar specimens—while creating an understanding about clocks at large. One's construction of knowledge is strictly based upon experiencing the behavior of others—but understood in terms of one's own introspection. Similarly, psychology has been cross-culturally under-appreciative.