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Brothers (1995)

by Ben Bova

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... And then the next day I came back into the sane,

I wonder how I should like you to come to me,

And offer to put me gently out of my pain.

      -- Robert Frost, A Roadside Stand
When a conjecture inspires new hopes or creates new fears, action is indicated. There is an important asymmetry between hope, which leads to actions which will test its basis, and fear which leads to restriction of options frequently preventing any attempt at [testing]. As we know only too well, many of our hopes do not survive their tests. However, fears accumulate untested. Our inventory of untested fears has always made humanity disastrously vulnerable to thought control. Independent science's greatest triumph was the reduction of that vulnerability. (Italics added)

      -- Arthur Kantrowitz, Dartmouth College, 1994
Now it is a characteristic of such intellectuals that they see no incongruity in moving from their own disciple, where they are acknowledged masters, to public affairs, where they might be supposed to have no more right to a hearing than anyone else. Indeed they always claim that their special knowledge gives them valuable insights.

      -- Paul Johnson, Intellectuals, Weidenfeld and Nicholson, 1990
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When scientists discover a way to regenerate organs inside the body--first step to immortality--a scientific court is convened in Washington to debate the merits of the experiment. Defending the experiment are corporations, represented by a respected biologist, while the opposition is led by his brother, a doctor with the poor who sees benefits only for the rich.… (more)

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