Science: Stars & Time

During his 69 years on this planet, Alan Spencer Hawkesworth of Washington, D. C., by profession a Protestant Episcopal clergyman, has served as mathematician in the Navy Department's Bureau of Ordnance, has lectured on philosophy, discovered some 100 new theorems in geometrical conies, become a cuneiform expert, passed through four South American revolutions and has seen ''heavy fighting in the West Indies and China Seas." Last week in a curt, confident article, "Stellar Distances and the Expanding Universe," published in Science, the aging worldling attacked the "fashionable concept" that the universe is...

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