Sunday, September 14, 2003
Feast of the Holy Cross
When scientists are honest, as most of them are, they are well aware of the fact that their competence in science does not give them a clue to the problem of how their science should be used in the service of man. The sensitive visitor to the mesas of Los Alamos is almost sure to meditate on the experience of that gifted man, Klaus Fuchs. Though his work in the laboratories was outstanding, his decision concerning the use of what he knew was disastrous. What if, in addition to his scientific competence, the younger Fuchs had shared something of the Christian conviction of his father, Emil Fuchs? Much of the subsequent history of our earth might then have been different.
... Elton Trueblood (1900-1994), The Incendiary Fellowship, New York: Harper, 1967, p. 95
(see the book; see also 1 Kings 4:30-34; Matt. 16:1-4; 1 Tim. 6:20; more at Conviction, Historical, Knowledge, Practical Christianity, Science, Service)
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