Science: Science's Business

Science has often upset philosophy, religion and even government. When it upset business lately, in California, the event was more unusual.

The scientific subject in question was Earthquakes. In California, allusion to earthquakes is avoided in polite conversation. God is very close to California and His acts, against which people take out insurance policies, do not bear discussion.

But almost as strong as reverence for God in California, is the rivalry between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Los Angeles could not overlook it when a San Francisco man—Professor-Emeritus Bailey Willis of Stanford University,...