Religion: Telefinality

"Man would accept the hardest disciplines if he could be convinced that there is no conflict between religion and science; if his intellectual, rational self did not always enter into collision with his sentimental, intuitive self."

France's Pierre Lecomte du Noüy (rhymes roughly with dewey), a topflight biophysicist, is so convinced. Published last week was a 277-page record of his own internal "collision": Human Destiny (Longmans, Green; $3.50).

Paris-born Scientist du Noüy, 63, has served as an associate member of the Rockefeller Institute, head of the biophysics division of the Pasteur Institute, director of the Ecole des Hautes Etudes at the Sorbonne. Three...

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