Now is the time to establish an International Association for the Advancement of Science. Such a move would mark a major step toward regaining for science its international prestige, now so sadly deteriorated. It should be constituted from the national associations for the advancement of science existing today in the United States, Great Britain, West Germany, France, India, Australia, New Zealand and elsewhere. Floated in the March and June 1986 issues of Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, the proposal has already been received favorably by senior scientists throughout the world.
The function of the International Association (IAAS) should be:
- To make politicians and the public understand the significance of science in the peaceful progress of mankind.
- To attract again the elite of young persons to scientific careers.
- To counter unjustified criticism of science.
- To provide a forum for each of the constituent national associations to exchange its experience with its sister...
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