Where Is Science Going?

Where Is Science Going?

Where Is Science Going?

Where Is Science Going?

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One day in June 1932 I paid a visit to Albert Einstein at his summer home in Caputh, some fifteen miles west of Berlin. We had a long-drawn-out tea together on a multitude of topics, from the chances of the various political parties at the coming election to the chances of somebody finally discovering a simple formula for the unification of all physical laws. The house is pitched high on a terraced slope and overlooks a beautiful lake. Level with the upper story there is a veranda which is like the spacious platform of an observatory station. And there is a telescope with which Einstein amuses himself by gazing on the stars. When dusk came on, and the blazing sunlight that had been beating on the lake all day was turning to a mellow glow, we went for a stroll on the veranda to watch the sunset and while away the time until the evening meal would be ready. Within doors the political crisis had been the central topic of conversation; but here . . .

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