- Special Sections
- Public Notices
I wasn’t expecting a brochure with a definition of science in the waiting room of my doctor’s office. But there it was.
“The aim of science is not to open the door to infinite wisdom, but to set a limit to infinite error,” the leaflet stated in a bold quotation.
The rest of the pamphlet concerned an explanation of the basic effects of cocaine on the brain. But I cogitated only on the quote while waiting for the doctor. When I finally got in to see the M.D., I showed it to him and asked his opinion. (It’s probably not so easy to be my doctor.)
One way I have thought in recent weeks about that rather difficult and dense quotation is seen in my answer to a question a friend asked me recently via email.
“What’s your correct mailing address?” he wrote.
I tapped in my reply.
“It’s surely easier to type out the one correct address than the infinite incorrect ones,” I replied. (It’s probably not so easy to be one of my friends, I suppose.)
In the realm of research science and engineering, people work like dogs each day to expand our knowledge of the natural world. At least, that’s one way of looking at it.
If you currently subscribe or have subscribed in the past to the Los Alamos Monitor, then simply find your account number on your mailing label and enter it below.
Click the question mark below to see where your account ID appears on your mailing label.
If you are new to the award winning Los Alamos Monitor and wish to get a subscription or simply gain access to our online content then please enter your ZIP code below and continue to setup your account.