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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 10, No. 11. July 30, 1947

. . . so must Sci. Soc

. . . so must Sci. Soc.

Dear Sir,—

We wish to support wholeheartedly the suggestion of P.J.A. that a Science Society should be established in the college. This would not only serve science students generally but would provide an opportunity for arts students to gain an acquaintance with any broader perspectives the scientific body as a whole might have. At present, as Whitehead says, "each science confines itself to a fragment of the evidence and weaves its theories in terms of notions suggested by that fragment," The chances are therefore that the separate sciences will have very little in common. If the suggestion of P.J.A. is carried out—and I hope he goes ahead with the idea—It will be at least a small contribution to breaking down this departmental specialisation, which must be regarded as the dominant factor in trivializing the mentality of scientists. This evil, of course, is not restricted to scientists.

If he is prepared to continue with the idea, P.J.A. may be assured there will be arts students to support him.


P. S. Wilson.

B. Sutton-Smith.