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The Joshua Lederberg Papers

Title:
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Joshua Goldstein Annotation pdf (55,350 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Joshua Goldstein
Description:
Item is handwritten. Item is a photocopy.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (55,350 Bytes)
Date:
1987-06-01 (June 1, 1987)
Creator:
Lederberg, Joshua
Recipient:
Goldstein, Joshua
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Relation:
Lederberg Grouping: SAM Science and Man Series
Metadata Record Letter from Joshua Goldstein to Joshua Lederberg (May 22, 1987) pdf (47,296 Bytes) ocr (1,021 Bytes)
/ps/access/BBBCJL.pdf
Box Number: 106
Folder Number: 44
Unique Identifier:
BBGDTM
Accession Number:
92
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Writings
SubSeries: Science and Man
Folder: S122: "Is Everybody Rotten to the Core?" (2 November 1968)
Transcript:
Prof. J. Goldstein USC
[stamped, JUN -- 1 1987]
nawi [?] geneticism, . . . .
Dear Jot --
It was good to hear from you.
I tend to agree with Dusan's [?] admonition, but don't always follow my own precepts -- see enclosure. Your piece is a useful counter-polemic; but along with its target does perhaps belong more in editorials than "scientific" journals.
You will also see that I was and am in large agreement with you -- except that altruism may be the ghost in the machine. How does one verify propositions like that?
Have you read Schmookler? (whom I find superficial); Jenis? (superb on the political fallout of human psychology.)
Yours,
Joshua.
s/22
cc: Horam Goldstein -- see
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2007-01-17
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Annotation by Joshua Lederberg:
This is to Joshua Goldstein, (Son of
Pharmacology Professor Avram Goldstein at Stanford);
altruism as the ghost in the machine;  cf Shmookler;

jl  8/5/00