The View From the Castle: If a scientist who moves into government does not learn a whole new way of thinking, he may think he's an expert on everything

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Smithsonian Secretary S. Dillon Ripley expounds on the differences between the humanists and scientists working in the government. Ripley stresses that if scientists want to become effective government employees, they must abandon the illusion that they are experts.


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Smithsonian Vol. 3, no. 8 (Journal)

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


November 1972


  • Political science
  • Government
  • Castle View
  • Science
  • Scientists
  • Government policy
  • Science and state

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