Science: Digging for Truth

"Systematic investigation of matter and energy without regard to immediate prac tical ends has turned out to be the most direct road to social riches." This is the basic thesis of Atoms In Action* published this week by George Russell Harrison, California-born professor of physics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. "In the long run," says he, "digging for truth has always proved not only more interesting, but more profitable, than digging for gold. If urged on by the love of digging, one digs deeper than if searching for some particular nugget. Practicality is...

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