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Johnson or Goldwater— Two Scientists Explain Their Choice

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Science  16 Oct 1964:
Vol. 146, Issue 3642, pp. 380-382
DOI: 10.1126/science.146.3642.380


Since scientists seem to be showing an unusually active interest in the current presidential election campaign, Science has asked two politically active leaders of the scientific community to state the reasons for their political choice. Specifically, they were asked to explain their political preference, "with particular emphasis on matters of direct professional interest to the scientific community, such as federal support for education and basic research . . . (and) . . . how the outcome of the election might affect the present relationship between science and government, including the effects it might have on the development and quality of American science."