Religion: Scientists' World

It was not a product of their kind of science, but the 6,000 Christian Scientists who flocked to Boston last week for the annual meeting of the Mother Church were left gasping with pleasure by the giant "Mapparium" just opened for inspection in their new, $4,500,000 publishing house. Entering a door off the main rotunda they found themselves on a glass trestle inside what they were proudly assured was the world's largest reproduction of the world. A globe 30 ft. in diameter, on a scale of 22 miles to the inch, it was...

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