In Response to: Science Under Attack

Seth Shostak writes that there is an “attack” on science. If so, that doesn’t include me; I think science is a practical necessity. However, I do think — along with scientist Francis S. Collins — that science is never in a position to provide an answer to man’s relentless search for meaning.

(Editor’s note: Collins, a noted geneticist and the director of the National Institutes of Health, was misidentified as a Nobelist in an earlier version of this letter.)

Kenneth A. Stier Jr. ’54
Great Neck, N.Y.