“As to science,” Director General Jaime Torres Bodet of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization remarked a while back, “it is true that research has blossomed impressively in certain lands and brought them a plentitude of wellbeing and power. But it is far from having developed equally everywhere. There are other lands in which all that is known of modern science is the havoc which its wrongful use can cause. The task is therefore in the first place to spread the benefits of science everywhere, and still more to foster the desire for science everywhere, to nurture the scientific spirit, to build the foundations of science everywhere.”

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