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Monday, August 3rd, 1914, England

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“The lamps are going out all over Europe, we shall not see them lit again in our life-time.” ~Sir Edward Grey, British Foreign Secretary in 1914, at the outbreak of World War I.

Captives of a Scientific-technological Elite

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“Today, the solitary inventor, tinkering in his shop, has been over shadowed by task forces of scientists in laboratories and testing fields. In the same fashion, the free university, historically the fountainhead of free ideas and scientific discovery, has experienced a revolution in the conduct of research. Partly because of the huge costs involved, a government contract becomes virtually a… Read more »