The Science of Silence

by Amy Rosenberg In the middle of the 19th century, just a couple of years after the formation of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Alexander Dallas Bache remarked, “While science is without organization, it is with out power.” He was in a position to know; Bache was great-grandson to the nation’s preeminent man of organization, Benjamin Franklin. He was also one of the founders of AAAS, which started in 1848 with 87 members. Today, the organization boasts an international membership of 138,000, with 275 affiliated societies comprised of over 7 million members. It publishes the widely-respected weekly journal Science, and presents major annual awards for scientific achievement. A […]
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