Sakharov speaking on the role of science

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Sakharov Speaking

Translation:

The role of science, its social role, is becoming increasingly important now, crucial in the life of society, but it is as contradictory as social life itself. Einstein’s lesson is to resolutely hold, amidst all these contradictions, to moral criteria, perhaps making occasional mistakes, but be ready to subordinate one’s actions to these common human criteria of morality.

Excerpt taken from Sakharov’s speech when he received the Peace Prize from the Einstein Foundation.

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