Evaluating Advances in Science

Haven't we all seen enough of what such curiosity, parading as "pure science," does to our species and others that share this small planet?

What we need is both simpler and infinitely higher on the scale of values: the personally verifiable formulas for real understanding, kindness, and balance. James Opie, Wilsonville, Ore.

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