"Science is the dominant metaphor of the twentieth century. Today we all speak the language of probability. Science is the knowledge in which we place our faith, the solution to our problems, the way out, the way up. It is the only form of worship known to work"
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Reviews"To be sure, it's no surprise that scientists like to go their own ways. What Reinventing the Future makes clear is that their independence is deeply entwined with their creativity. Take away one, and the other dies. That's a message to headed by directors of government, academic, and corporate laboratories who have lately been intent on channeling scientists' efforts into what they see as more productive paths....Thomas bass has brought eleven of them to life."