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At the end he says "I feel better now. We have this straightened out. " I feel compassionate. At every turn of the road, a further obstacle to communicating one's ideas arises -- when nothing else, there will always be the damnable errors of a typist, a translator, or an editor. 55 Q-CD vol. 2: Cosmic Heretics, Ch. 3: Cheers and Hisses Deg's Journal, Princeton, 1967 The afternoon of Sunday, December 17, Jill and I bicycled down the hill to the Velikovsky house for a tea party, with Francesca, our German Shepherd dog, loping along nicely beside us.
Crediting the book "a 'classic' in its field" with "the renaissance of scholarly interest in Velikovsky" he quoted its preface: We dedicate this book to people who are concerned about the ways in which scientists behave and how science develops. It deals especially with the freedoms that scientists grant or withhold from one another. The book is also for people who are interested in new theories of cosmogony -- the causes of the skies, the earth, and humankind as we see them. It is, finally, a book for people who are fascinated by human conflict, in this case a struggle among some of the most educated, elevated, and civilized characters of our times.
2, 1963: "There has just appeared a manifesto by [Robert Maynard] Hutchins and others of his coterie on Science, Scientists, and Politics. It says in general what the ABS has said, but it does not give any evidence. Hutchins begins by saying that in his experience the scientists are the most unscrupulous and power-motivated members of the academic community. The concluding paper by Lynn White, Jr. 's books were madly mediocre, which goes to say something of the significance of works of the Hutchins kind that do not name names, and makes recommendations that are not specific.