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GLENN T. SEABORG - TYPESCRIPT SIGNED - HFSID 172943

GLENN SEABORG. Typescript signed: "Glenn T Seaborg", 1p, 8½x11. Headed: "Excerpts from: SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND THE CITIZEN." Begins: "I would hate to see some of man's current irrational behavior become an excuse for his basis of hate, fear, hysteria and ignorance.

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GLENN SEABORG. Typescript signed: "Glenn T Seaborg", 1p, 8½x11. Headed: "Excerpts from: SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND THE CITIZEN." Begins: "I would hate to see some of man's current irrational behavior become an excuse for his basis of hate, fear, hysteria and ignorance. If we do not at some point-and admittedly, on faith-trust in the power of reason and act accordingly, we will either end up living under the worst kind of organized tyranny or in a physical and spiritual jungle...." Seaborg also discusses "The antirationalism or antiintellectualism attitude", medical advances, "modern mechanized agriculture", communicating information and the computer, stating, "many of us still fear it, resent it and are only too happy when we can catch it in error." He ends this excerpt, in part: "we are going to be vitally dependent on the computer, and learn soon that its benefits will far outweight its drawbacks and that it will grant us greater freedom, not become a tool of restriction and repression." Nuclear chemist Glenn Theodore Seaborg (1912-1999) and Edwin M. McMillan won the 1951 Nobel Prize in Chemistry "for their discoveries in the chemistry of the transuranium elements". Seaborg is best known for his work in the synthetic transuranium elements. He was responsible for the discovery of ten elements: americium, curium, berkelium, californium, einsteinium, fermium, mendelevium, nobelium, plutonium and seaborgium. When "seaborgium" was officially accepted as the name for element 106 in August 1997, it marked the first time an element had ever been named for a living person. Lightly creased with folds, not at signature. Fine condition.

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