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We have found ourselves faced by a series of

population exploion, the food

so on — each complex enough in itself, but then it turns out that each of these is

only ...

We have found ourselves faced by a series of

**problems**– atomic warfare, thepopulation exploion, the food

**problem**, energy, natural resources, pollution andso on — each complex enough in itself, but then it turns out that each of these is

only ...

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Notice that John Platt writes of applying these steps to

is actually not as limiting a condition as it sounds. Science, in fact can be defined

as all those

Notice that John Platt writes of applying these steps to

**problems**in science. Thisis actually not as limiting a condition as it sounds. Science, in fact can be defined

as all those

**problems**to which this procedure has been successfully applied.Page 233

The population

expect to deal successfully with any one of these complex

The population

**problem**is closely tied up with the food**problem**, the urbanization**problem**, the traffic**problem**, the energy**problem**and so on. It is really hopeless toexpect to deal successfully with any one of these complex

**problems**on its own ...### What people are saying - Write a review

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