Science and the Community


THE article under this title in the issue of NATURE of January 3 refers to the small part played by scientific men in public affairs and in business life. I think that the explanation of this is simple. One man has a fixed amount of daily energy. If he makes a great effort in one direction his effort in another direction is correspondingly weak; and so, in general, one man cannot excel in more than one direction.

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MARTIN, G. Science and the Community. Nature 115, 122 (1925).

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