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Evidently the editors regarded the Stark statement as itself a scientific phenomenon, worthy of scrutiny by calmer scholars. In the same issue they editorialized as follows: "At the moment we make no comments upon the views expressed by Professor Stark; and we gladly give him the opportunity of making them known to the scientific world. We should, however, be surprised if the limitations which these new principles impose . . . are generally accepted as the highest or the best means of promoting the advancement of natural knowledge."