An Interview: about the physical sciences

F. Karl Willenbrock earned his doctorate at Harvard University and then joined the faculty and became Associate Dean of Engineering and Applied Physics. Now he is professor and Provost of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is president of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers for 1969. In addition to his academic activities, he has been a consultant to industry, government, and universities in the United States and abroad.

What can science and technology do for mankind and what can they not do?

It is important to recognize the limitations of the natural sciences and technology. While they have made a tremendous impact on human experience, their range of capability is limited. They are concerned only with those things cognizable by the five physical senses. The natural scientist looks at the universe through the limited medium of the physical senses.

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Christian Science versus Lawlessness
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