Science: Summer Meeting

A fortnight ago Sir Arthur Keith remarked: "Nature keeps her human orchard healthy by pruning and war is her pruning hook." This was during his rectorial address at the University of Aberdeen, and was the mature judgment of a great anthropologist, the 1927 president of the British Association for the Advancement of Science.

Sir Arthur's dictum last week became Professor Franz Boas' rhetorical opportunity. Professor Boas is also a great anthropologist, and 1932 president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The A. A. A....

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