The View From the Castle: As the line between basic and applied research grows less distinct, the requirement for humane goals in science grows more obvious

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Summary

Smithsonian Secretary S. Dillon Ripley discusses the differences between basic and applied research, and how basic research is becoming outdated. There is a higher purpose, which Ripley names "the grand design of knowledge and truth" in which research inevitably finds its place. Modern research must participate in the attempt to alleviate the human condition through a set of priorities validated by socially significant reasons.

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Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

Contained within

Smithsonian Vol. 2, no. 2 (Journal)

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

May 1971

Topic

  • Castle View
  • Science
  • Government policy
  • Research
  • Science and state

Physical description

p. 3

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