Science: B. A. A. S.

At Cambridge, England, last week, where the British Association for the Advancement of Science was assembled for its summer meeting, two distinguished scientists were much in evidence. One was Robert John Strutt, Baron Rayleigh (pronounced "ray-lee"), an authority on radioactivity, son of the late' great Rayleigh who was best known for his discovery of the "noble" gases (helium, argon, etc.). This year, Lord Rayleigh, 63, is the B. A. A. S. president, and therefore was expected to make British Science's annual philosophical discourse, avoiding grubby details. In his address, Lord Ray leigh defended Science against the charge that it has made...

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