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Science, peace and human values

The financing of research

Research needs funding in two main domains : cancer and antimissile guns. For antimissile guns, there are taxes. For cancer, we pass around a hat.

Pierre Desproges, French comedian, author, and actor (1939-1988)

1990

Equation of Peace

A scientist might one day be able to explain joy and peace of mind with mathematical formulas, if he searches deep enough within the atom.

Bernard Moitessier (1925-1994), French sailor, excerpt from "The Long Way"