People: The Specialist's Eye

In Chicago, Atomic Scientist Dr. Harold Urey was miffed because a reporter had quoted him as remarking of Einstein's new Generalized Theory of Gravitation: "If I read it I probably couldn't understand it." Said Dr. Urey: "I could wring that reporter's neck! It was just an idle remark. Who cares that I don't understand the theory of relativity and/or gravity? I'm just a poor chemist, not a physicist. It would mean something if [Dr.] Robert Oppenheimer said it . . ."

Gloomy Author Arthur (Darkness at Noon) Koestler (see BOOKS), booked for punching a...

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