Science: Creation & Destruction

"The Creator is still on the job." California's great Robert Andrews Millikan has said that so often that it has become a slogan, epitomizing his personal philosophy as well as his scientific theories. Cosmic rays, he has time & again told the world, are born of the creation of matter in interstellar space. Last week in London, before most of the world's greatest physicists, Dr. Millikan was ready to admit, and did admit, that cosmic rays seem to be offspring of destruction as well as of creation.

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