Editor's Note: A recent essay in The Scientist ("Science, Religion Must Share Quest For Global Survival," May 16, 1994, page 12) sounded a call on behalf of Planet Earth by Van Rensselaer Potter, Hilldale Professor of Oncology, emeritus, at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. In his essay, Potter praised what he considers to be unprecedented efforts by German theologian Hans Küng to forge, for the sake of humankind's survival, a creative and specifically targeted alliance between science and religion. Potter's recommendation that religious and scientific leaders move immediately to foster constructive bioethical dialogue that would yield such an alliance elicited an unusually vocal response from The Scientist's readers. Following are excerpts from several of these responses.

  • Keith A. Crutcher
  • Thomas Sneider
  • Harry G. Day
  • Jack Moline
  • Robert Wondergem
  • Keyvan Nazerian

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    University of Cincinnati Medical Center
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