“The geneticist Bentley Glass, in his address on becoming president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1970, argued that the ethical problem was not that people would embrace these new technologies but that they might reject them. “The right that must become paramount is the right of every child to be born with a sound physical and mental constitution,” he said. “No parents will have the right to burden society with a malformed or mentally incompetent child.” —The Code BreakerRead more
“The scientist does not study nature because it is useful. He studies it because he takes pleasure in it, and he takes pleasure in it because it is beautiful.” —Henri Poincaré, Science and Method, 1908
The last 30 days were a whirlwind.
It was a lot of work and just a little play, but it felt invigorating. I did good work and it has motivated me to take on a new project.
This week, I’ll explore that, but I’m also making time to rest and to be quiet.Read more