The View From the Castle: The rhetoric by true believers in science and nonbelievers has again obscured the issue of what is good for the nation

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Although Congress is debating its worth, Smithsonian Secretary S. Dillon Ripley whole-heartedly believes in the support of the National Science Foundation. Ripley proclaims that without the support and understanding of science, our Republic will lose its greatness.


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Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

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Smithsonian Vol. 6, no. 5 (Journal)

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


August 1975


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

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