Наука под угрозой

ПАРИЖ: Столетие назад, задумываясь о том, что может принести с собой будущее, Анатоль Франс (Anatole France) сказал: “Моя мечта - прочитать школьные учебники, какими они будут в 2000 году”. С началом нового тысячелетия в истории мы, возможно, должны спросить, вдохновлены ли наши школьники так же, как когда - то надеялся

Анатоль Франс.

ХХ век стал свидетелем обширной технической революции с такими новшествами как телевидение, воздушный транспорт и ракетная техника. На более глубоком уровне, также произошли две концептуальные революции. От атомов до звезд, мы теперь имеем точную, оперативную картину практически всех физических феноменов. Единственный громадный пробел в наших знаниях касается происхождения вселенной. Вторая концептуальная революция была начата молекулярной биологией. Здесь также мы теперь имеем точную, оперативную картину всех жизненных процессов, от бактерий до человечества в целом. И снова, единственный большой пробел касается происхождения: теория "первобытного супа" в океанах, в которых нуклеотиды и пептиды каким - то образом самоорганизовались в живые организмы, не совсем убедительна.

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