Science: Progress Report, Nov. 29, 1943

"The whole course of science is proof that destiny is irresistible only when it is not resisted."

How democracy's scientists have resisted destiny since 1939 is summed up this week by a top-notch science reporter, George W. Gray of the Rockefeller Foundation, in Science at War (Harper; $3). In 1939 the Germans had a big head start in war technology, but United Nations scientists have already outstripped them.

In the U.S. a generation's advance in science has been packed into the last three years. One agency alone, the Army & Navy's Office of Scientific...

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