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Handler in Defense of Science

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Science  25 Jun 1971:
Vol. 172, Issue 3990, pp. 1320
DOI: 10.1126/science.172.3990.1320


In a lecture titled "In Defense of Science" at a meeting of the American Iron and Steel Institute in New York on 26 May, National Academy of Sciences president Philip Handler presented a wide-ranging analysis of developments which made the public perceive "science and technology as a modern Janus-a two-faced god." The following excerpts are taken from a section on "The Attack on Science" and from a discussion on the environment.