The international role of science and the tremendous impact that it has had on our world.The Humanities and the Sciences: a detailed discussion of what the speaker refers to as three cultures, based on the population of the world as it has changed throughout history. A review of the pressures that "drive us toward one world:" population as one; communications another. Solving the problems of the world: seeking the solution for the whole world forever, or seeking a solution to "defend Canada and look after Canadian interests for the next few years." Finding something in the middle: the "need to defend ourselves and our friends for a generation or two. We must do the best we can toward a larger solution." Scientists as people who get along. Science as universally beneficial and not a national proceeding. Exchanges among scientists internationally. Combining science with the arts and the humanities to reach the state of civilization we desire. Some practical suggestions. The issue of education, and differences between the Western world and the Communist world. Not being left behind.
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