Science: Scientific Memorial

U.S. servicemen in the Pacific will be commemorated by something more enduring than marble or bronze. The Pacific War Memorial will be a scientific foundation with the whole Pacific Ocean as its laboratory.

The idea grew out of a conference called last spring by the National Research Council. Scientists told how little was known about the Pacific area, how fast its odd varieties of man and beast were vanishing before the onrush of civilization. To preserve these forms and study the region which had produced them would be a more lasting memorial to the war dead than any statue or building.

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