Science: To Build or Not to Build

That is the question that riles London's preservationists

Thus far into the bowels of the land we march'd on without impediment.

In Richard III, Shakespeare wrote of armies tramping across medieval England, but the words could equally apply to the hordes of developers who in recent times have swept over London. Their relentless building has gone largely unopposed, even when it has demolished rich portions of the city's heritage. But for the past few weeks all of London has been in an uproar over the scheduled destruction of two of the city's recently discovered archaeological treasures: the ruins of a Roman bath complex that dates back 2,000 years and...

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