AMERICAN NOTES: Lost Horizons

After all of mankind's headlong progress of the past century, science may well have reached its limit for discovery. This startling thought was offered last week by Geneticist Bentley Glass in his valedictory as president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. "The laws of life," he said, "are based on similarities, finite in number and comprehensible to us in the main now. For all time to come, these have been discovered, here and now, in our own lifetime."

What then? Glass quoted Architect Roderick Seidenberg's suggestion that the human race "will remain encased in an endless routine...

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