Science: Dickey's Dudes

Dr. Herbert Spencer Dickey was back in Manhattan last week from his discovery of the Orinoco's headwaters (TIME, Sept. 28 et ante). Each day he went to his office in the Explorers Club to work on a tart book for which fellow explorers, lounging in the club's red chairs, may denounce him. To be published this winter, the book is a denunciation of expeditions, particularly those to South America. Dr. Dickey considers the aims of most expeditions falsely pretentious, insincere. Men go on most of them really for sport, not for science. Their scientific...

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