No Comment, Quotation — December 14, 2008, 3:52 pm

Sakharov – The Challenge for Scientists


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I see no need for reassessment of value of science, of scientific thinking and of scientific progress, of science education. The graver are the problems facing the mankind the more there is the need for rational, objective, and unprejudiced, i.e. for the scientific approach to them. These problems … are very heterogeneous in their character and causes. The economical and ecological difficulties, the exhaustion of sources of energy and raw materials, pollution of the environment, the threat of famine cannot be overcome without making wide and rational use of the achievements of science and technology, without new comprehensive in-depth studies, have no solutions outside of the continuous and expanding world wide scientific and technical progress. At the same time, social change and social policies should also play a certain role…

Andrei Dmitrievich Sakharov, from an interview with La Stampa (Turin) on Dec. 2, 1979

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