Today there is a general sense of crisis about science as an institution, and concern about the future of science in American society, if not in all industrial societies on this side of the iron curtain. This sense of malaise has been triggered by the decline of federal support for science, expressed in real terms, which has been going on continuously since its peak in 1967.
Thomas P. Vogl
To life, as it developed on this planet, light—like air—is ubiquitous and is rarely given much thought, except as it influences our ability to obtain information from the world about us through our eyes.
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