The pure-science ideal and democratic culture.

@article{Daniels1967ThePI,
  title={The pure-science ideal and democratic culture.},
  author={Gilbert H. Daniels},
  journal={Science},
  year={1967},
  volume={156 3783},
  pages={1699-705}
}
These early experiences of pure scientists will have an unmistakable ring of familiarity to anyone familiar with the current situation. Charles Sanders Peirce, with characteristic insight, had stated the fundamental dilemma of the pure scientist operating within a democratic framework. How can one ask the public to provide support, much less facilities, for the intellectual gratification of one select group? A part of the answer, of course, is simply that one cannot. As long as a group is… CONTINUE READING