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"Linus Pauling, Crusading Scientist."

"Linus Pauling, Crusading Scientist." 1977.
Produced for NOVA by Robert Richter/WGBH-Boston.

The Responsibility of Scientists. (0:53)

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Linus Pauling: I think that scientists have a special responsibility. I think, of course, that scientists should be citizens -- do their job as citizens in the way that other citizens do. But there are so many questions that come up now that are of importance to the world -- social, political, economic questions, even the matter of voting on issues such as controlling nuclear power plants -- in which science plays a very important part that it is, I believe, important that scientists express their opinions. That first that scientists tell their fellow citizens what the facts are, as they understand them, but also express their own opinions, after having thought about the questions.

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Creator: Linus Pauling
Clip ID: 1977v.1-responsibility

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Creator: Robert Richter, WGBH-Boston
Associated: Linus Pauling, Ava Helen Pauling, Robert Vaughn, Frank Catchpool

Date: 1977
Genre: video
ID: 1977v.1
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