Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society

The Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society is an academic journal published by the American Philosophical Society.

Articles from Vol. 153, No. 4, December

Alexander Hamilton Leighton
17 JULY 1908 * 11 AUGUST 2007ALEXANDER HAMILTON LEIGHTON passed away n August 2007 shortly after his ninety-ninth birthday. During his long life, he was dedicated to the written word as a way of communicating not only the results of research but also...
Arthur Kornberg
3 MARCH 1918 * 26 OCTOBER 2007ARTHUR KORNBERG, one of the greatest biochemists of the twentieth century, died on 26 October 2007 surrounded by his wife, three sons, and their families. Those students and colleagues whose lives he touched and influenced...
Bruce Manning Metzger
9 FEBRUARY 1914 * 13 FEBRUARY 2007FOUR DAYS after his ninety-third birthday, Dr. Bruce Metzger died at his home in Princeton, New Jersey. A member of the American Philosophical Society since 1986, Metzger was arguably the best textual critic and Bible...
Craig Hugh Smyth
28 JULY 1915 * 22 DECEMBER 2006CRAIG HUGH SMYTH, who died on 22 December 2006, combined the qualities of a diplomatic genius (as his close colleague and fellow APS member Rensselaer W. Lee testified with authority), a Socratic teacher, a humanist scholar,...
Exploring the Frontier: Science of Opportunity on the International Space Station1
FRONTIERS are places where our normal intuition does not apply. The answers are not in the back of the book. Frontiers are rich in discovery. While frontiers can be found in many places - in the ocean, under the stage of a microscope, in the stratosphere...
Joseph S. Fruton
14 MAY 1912 * 29 JULY 2007JOSEPH S. FRUTON died on 29 July 2007 in New Haven, Connecticut. He was Eugene Higgins Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and professor emeritus of the history of medicine at Yale University. He had been at Yale, where he led...
M. Judah Folkman
24 FEBRUARY 1933 * 14 JANUARY 2008I look forward to my post graduate years in the hope that they will expand my surgical training and proficiency, so that I might be able to make some small contribution in a career of teaching, practice and research...
Saturn's Titan: A Strict Test for Life's Cosmic Ubiquity1
IS LIFE A COMMON OUTCOME of physical and chemical processes in the universe? Within our own solar system, a successful search for even primitive life, were it to have an origin independent from life on Earth, would dramatically advance a positive answer...
The Politics of Friendship: Du Pont, Jefferson, Madison, and the Physiocratic Dream for the New World
ALTHOUGH the name of his family's company is now recognized around the world, the pater familias of the Du Pont clan, Pierre Samuel Du Pont de Nemours, remains little known outside of his native France. When he is mentioned at all within the context...
William T. Golden
25 OCTOBER 1909 * 7 OCTOBER 2007ON 9 NOVEMBER 1984, William T. Golden read a paper to the American Philosophical Society. The paper began, "Last night, I communed with the spirits and was rewarded with confirmation that Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson...
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