Education: What Are Nature's Laws?

A lot of learning can be a dangerous thing-particularly when it becomes so highly specialized that only the specialists can understand it. How can the specialists and their knowledge be used to bring men together instead of setting them farther apart? Last week, at New York University, a group of scholars drawn from five major campuses had a bold suggestion: a special course, called "the frontier of knowledge," that covers everything from plants to paleontology, from the stars to the "world of quanta."

The man who got the scholars together is himself neither scholar nor scientist. Frederick Leon Kunz is a University...

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