Errors of judgement at Greenwich in 1796

@article{Mollon1996ErrorsOJ,
  title={Errors of judgement at Greenwich in 1796},
  author={John D. Mollon and Anthony J. Perkins},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1996},
  volume={380},
  pages={101-102}
}
The origins of experimental psychology can be traced back to 1796, when the then Astronomer Royal dismissed his assistant for making some seemingly inaccurate measurements. But there is more to the story than meets the eye. 

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