TO-DAY, as never before, the man of science is faced with the problem of the relation of science and society. Science is a powerful weapon for evil as well as good, and it is the business of the man of science to ensure so far as he can that his work is not misused. One of the great difficulties of such a task is that few modern men of science are well informed outside their own fields of work. Still more is the layman ignorant of science, especially in that he is seldom acquainted with that manner of approach which is often termed the ‘scientific method’.
Man the Slave and Master
By Mark Graubard. Pp. x + 366. (London: J. M. Dent and Sons, Ltd., 1939.) 10s. 6d. net.