Books: Appeal to Reason

THE INTELLIGENT INDIVIDUAL AND SOCIETY—P. W. Bridgman—Macmillan ($2.50). RETREAT FROM REASON—Lancelot T. Hogben—Random House ($1). By the centenary of his birth (1938), predicted Historian Henry Adams, science would have built "a world that sensitive and timid natures could regard without a shudder." But in 1938 science's millennium is still to seek. Shuddering harder than ever, many a modern now says science is a phoney.

This attitude annoys scientists. Science, say they, is doing all right; the fault lies with statesmen, teachers, economists, philosophers, writers who have not caught up to science. On behalf of these irate scientists Stuart Chase spoke out in...

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