Science: Cyclists

Scientists abhor anything that smacks of soothsaying, rarely let themselves get caught in a flat prediction. But into the serious studies of many eminently respectable scientists can be read some of the most fascinating long-range forecasting since Noah built the Ark. Such studies are the special province of the Foundation for the Study of Cycles,* which last week celebrated its third anniversary.

The Foundation has collected the findings of some 1,000 scientists on a great variety of cycles — animal, vegetable, min eral, human. Some of these findings, as reported by the Foundation's...

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