Science: Savants in Chicago

"There is nothing really new in my lecture," said tart, spry little William King ("Bill") Gregory to inquisitive newshawks last week, "but in order to get into the newspapers you have to say something that everybody has known for two or three thousand years."

And when Paleontologist Gregory, 60, of Columbia University and Manhattan's American Museum of Natural History delivered the only public lecture at the National Academy of Sciences convention in Chicago, he again proved that a dramatic simplification of an old scientific idea makes good listening for laymen. His theme was...

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