Responsibility for creating a national center concerned with the continued health and progress of American Science is vested to a large extent in the person of Alan T. Waterman. Some of the problems he must face are described below.
The search for reality, an ultimate goal for men in all ages, has led to a dichotomy of effort in which the empiricism of human experience and the empiricism depending on the properties and structure of matter itself play a dual and occasionally conflicting role.
In spite of their many spectacular works, the present article suggests, physicists should not rest too comfortably on their laurels. Physics is not the only field concerned with understanding nature.
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