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Aldous Huxley leads a discussion of the ecological effects of technology; a witty, urbane lament that the birds and the bees may be the tragic price we are paying for our conquest of nature. Participants include Ritchie Calder, Robert M. Hutchins,…

Aldous Huxley leads a discussion of the ecological effects of technology; a witty, urbane lament that the birds and the bees may be the tragic price we are paying for our conquest of nature. Participants include Ritchie Calder, Robert M. Hutchins,…

Robert Sinsheimer, of the University of California Santa Cruz, posits that freedom has traditionally been regarded as the protection of the individual from the far greater power of the state, but that we must now consider some newly emergent dangers…

Harvey Wheeler argues that the social impact of the modern world's intense scientific activity, as well as the rapidity with which the military-industrial complex seizes upon their discoveries, necessitates the "constitutionalization of science,"…

Harvey Wheeler argues that the social impact of the modern world's intense scientific activity, as well as the rapidity with which the military-industrial complex seizes upon their discoveries, necessitates the "constitutionalization of science,"…

Gerard Piel, publisher of Scientific American, posits that a blind adherence to the historical economy of scarcity prevents modern society from taking advantage of the new economy of abundance made possible by technological advancement, thereby…

Author Lewis Mumford warns against the dehumanizing aspects of technological systems based on authoritarian principles, claiming that they are inimical to both true democracy and human life itself. His talk is followed with an extended commentary by…

Author Lewis Mumford warns against the dehumanizing aspects of technological systems based on authoritarian principles, claiming that they are inimical to both true democracy and human life itself. His talk is followed with an extended commentary by…