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The Joshua Lederberg Papers

Title:
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Aldous Huxley Annotation pdf (76,871 Bytes) ocr (1,817 Bytes)
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Aldous Huxley
Number of Image Pages:
1 (76,871 Bytes)
Date:
1963-01-23 (January 23, 1963)
Creator:
Lederberg, Joshua
Recipient:
Huxley, Aldous
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Relation:
Lederberg Grouping: Correspondence D
Box Number: 19
Folder Number: 201
Unique Identifier:
BBAJGR
Accession Number:
13
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Correspondence, 1935-2002
SubSeries: 1961-1978
Folder: Huxley, Aldous
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2005-10-26
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Annotation by Joshua Lederberg:
Node: Huxley, Aldous; novelist, screenwriter, author of Brave New World
(BNW) and After many a summer dies the swan, as well as doors of perception.
I had him in mind when in P-102, I wrote
    " Darwin's theory set off the historic debate on man's past. 
Today, with a new biology we mirror his future.  Poetry may speak
more bravely than Science.  However, Policy must rely on Science
for an accurate vision of the bounds of human evolution."  At one point,
I had the chance to meet him at Stanford.  He died in Nov 1963 some months
thereafter.

KW: BNW, Brave New World; P-102; Huxley's galore; euphenics; dysphenics;
thalidomide; human nature; technopathy;

jl 12/25/98