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Scientific Method in International Affairs

Nature volume 127, pages 333334 (07 March 1931) | Download Citation



THERE is a widespread tendency to hold science, and possibly chemistry in particular, re sponsible for many of the worst evils of modern warfare, which is perhaps the more dangerous to society because it is apt to discredit the voice of science. When a distinguished chemist like Dr. H. Levinstein points out that attempts at chemical disarmament or the abolition of chemical warfare, except as part of a general disarmament plan, are largely futile and may be highly dangerous because of the close relationship between chemical warfare and the ordinary operations of chemical industry, he is straightway charged in some quarters with a fatalistic war mentality.

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