The President's Page: Science for the people
Article first published online: 12 APR 2012
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 52, Issue 2, page 59, February 1971
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1971), The President's Page: Science for the people, Eos Trans. AGU, 52(2), 59–59, doi:10.1029/EO052i002p00059.(
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In a recent letter sent to the heads of a number of scientific societies, the Director of the National Science Foundation has requested the support of these societies in making the arguments that will ensure maintenance of a broad basic research effort during this period of rapidly shifting priorities. McElroy wrote:
"One problem all of us in science have struggled with over the years is the demonstration by case of the payoff of basic scientific research. Every government science administrator has had the problem, and it is one which is likely to continue, especially since basic research depends so heavily upon public funds."