Sunday, June 27, 2010


A scientist sent me this link to a musical video of John Lennon's "Working Class Hero" in response to a piece I wrote adjuring scientists to join in the fray against the elite, the self-same elite who withhold from us what Russell Lord called "the gift of a fresh eye and an untrammeled curiosity", which is the sine qua non of all authentic scientific inquiry and enterprise.

I answered:

Having two broken legs is no excuse not to run to help your fellow.

The risk of being shot is no excuse never to have lived for another.

Doreen Ellen Bell-Dotan, Tzfat, Israel

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