Science: Dangerous Scientists

Scientific leaders in both the U.S. and Britain are worried by the public's low opinion of scientists. At last week's Minneapolis meeting of the American Chemical Society, Charles Allen Thomas, president of Monsanto Chemical Co., told his colleagues:

"Science is suffering from sterility—from an inability to beget sufficient heirs —because few people actually understand what we do ... Teen-agers in New England told a survey-taker a few years ago that they regarded the 'scientist as cold, calculating, and without social interest or moral standards—an occupation fit for "queer geniuses." '

"[Students'] minds, and those...

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