SECOND THOUGHTS ABOUT MAN-iv: Reaching Beyond the Rational

For the past three weeks, TIME has been examining America's rising discontent with entrenched intellectual ideas: liberalism, rationalism and scientism. In previous articles, TIME'S Behavior, Religion and Education sections discussed how this trend has affected their domains. This week the Science section considers the repercussions for science and technology. It finds a deepening disillusionment with both, as well as a new view among some scientists that there should be room in their discipline for the nonobjective, mystical and even irrational.

IN the years after World War II, few professional people were more...

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