'Come, then, my friends; it would be better to decide at once to come about and change our ways. We must shake off the heavy darkness in which we were plunged, and leave it behind... 'Come, then, my friends; the European game has definitely ended; we must find something different. We today can do everything, so long as we do not ape Europe, so long as we are not obsessed by the desire to catch up with Europe... . 'Two centuries ago, a former European colony set its mind on catching up with Europe. It succeeded so well at it that the United States of America became a monster, in which the taints, the sicknesses, and the inhumanity of Europe have grown to appalling dimensions... 'Today we witness the stasis of Europe. Comrades, let us flee from this motionless movement where gradually, dialectics has been changed into the logic of equilibrium. Let us reconsider the question of mankind... 'The Third World today faces Europe like a colossal mass whose aim must be to try to resolve the problems to which Europe has not been able to bring a solution... 'But if we want humanity to advance a notch higher, if we want to bring it up to a different level than that which Europe displayed, then we must invent and we must discover new ways.
Are women victims of a widespread bias in science and engineering, as a 2007 report of the National Academy of Sciences concluded? Or are there other, more plausible explanations for the paucity of women in various quantitative fields? What, if anything, should be done to encourage more women to become engineers and scientists? Anyone looking for a balanced and temperate treatment of this sometimes-contentious topic will welcome this collection of essays from leading academics on both sides of the issue
AT THE 1980 AMERICAN POLITICAL SCIENCE ASSOCIATION MEETING IN WASHINGTON, A NEW ASSOCIATION DEDICATED TO THE ADVANCEMENT OF AN INTEGRATED BIOSOCIAL PERSPECTIVE IN THE POLITICAL SCIENCES WAS FORMED, THE ASSOCIATION FOR POLITICS AND THE LIFE SCIENCES. THIS ARTICLE REVIEWS THE HISTORY AND RATIONALE BEHIND THIS INTELLECTUAL ACTIVITY AND SOME OF OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSOCIATION.