Science: Freedom to be Queer

Scientists, like poets, are peculiar people. That is a fortunate fact for civilization, thinks Zoologist John R. Baker of Oxford University, who fears that the world may wind up with a planned society after the war. He has written a bitter book, The Scientific Life (Macmillan; $2.50), demanding that scientists be allowed to be as queer as they please.

A British admiral's son who has spent much of his scientific life investigating savages in the New Hebrides, Zoologist Baker believes that scientists are in grave danger of being regimented into total sanity. An...

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