Science: The Pope's Lynxes

The Sovereign Pontiff John XXIII has kindly deigned to call as members of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences the following professors . . .

The latest list of scientists honored by the Vatican ranges across creeds and nations—from Nobel-prizewinning Physicist Sir James Chadwick, 70 (Church of England), to Hideki Yukawa, a Buddhist Nobelman from Japan.* Each man will receive a silver-gilt chain and medallion, and each will rate the Vatican title of excellency. From the Pope will come parchment proclamations addressing the Catholic scientists as "Dear Sir," the non-Catholics as "Famous Gentleman." And the varied salutations will be eloquent testimony to the...

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