Science is the most powerful tool of the twentieth century, but is its influence properly harnessed? As physicists explore the fundamental nature of matter and molecular biologists uncover the very nature of life, many people feel threatened. This book examines the often-difficult relationship between scientists, looks at the history of this relationship, where it stand today, and what needs to be done to ensure that science is used in the future for the greatest good of the greatest number.
By Federico Mayor and Augusto Forti with contributions by R. Daudel, F. Ferrarotti, G. Huber and A. King. Edited by Nigel Howkes. Preface by I.Prigogine.