The View From the Castle: At an annual meeting in Washington this month, a horde of scientists will air their recent work and their doubts about science's role

Usage Conditions Apply
The Smithsonian Institution Archives welcomes personal and educational use of its collections unless otherwise noted. For commercial uses, please contact


Smithsonian Secretary S. Dillon Ripley discusses the recent annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science which was held at the Smithsonian Institution. Ripley highlights the two major themes of the meeting, the first being the confusing dynamics of science, technology, and the government, the second being the way humans learn in neurobiological terms. The meeting also addressed the role of today's scientists.


American Association for the Advancement of Science


Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

Contained within

Smithsonian Vol. 3, no. 9 (Journal)

Contact information

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


December 1972


  • Congresses and conventions
  • Meetings
  • Castle View
  • Science
  • Government policy
  • Science and state

Physical description

p. 4

Full Record

View Full Record