What does Victor learn from M.Waldman? How does Victor think of his older science as opposed to modern science?

wht does victor learn from m.waldman? how oes victor think of his older science as opposed to modern science?

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Victor learns about modern natural philosophy from M. Waldman, who is a chemistry teacher. Victor prefers his older science as it is a quest for power and immortality. Waldman corrects Victor, noting that modern scientists are studying the mysteries of nature... gaining unlimited power.

"I am happy," said M. Waldman, "to have gained a disciple; and if your application equals your ability, I have no doubt of your success. Chemistry is that branch of natural philosophy in which the greatest improvements have been and may be made; it is on that account that I have made it my peculiar study; but at the same time, I have not neglected the other branches of science. A man would make but a very sorry chemist if he attended to that department of human knowledge alone. If your wish is to become really a man of science and not merely a petty experimentalist, I should advise you to apply to every branch of natural philosophy, including mathematics."