Jul. 2, 2005

Take Heed America

The wages of fundamentalism
Peter Watson International Herald Tribune

CAMBRIDGE, England For decades, 'big science' - indeed any kind of science - has been led by the United States. There are warning signs, however, that American science is losing its edge, and may even have peaked. One reason is that as religious and political fundamentalism tighten their grip, they are beginning to sap America's intellectual vitality.

By contrast, the political turmoil that has broken out on the other side of the Atlantic shows that Europeans grasp how destructive fundamentalism can be."

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