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My compliments to Richard Cassidy for writing the Interfaces column, especially the one appearing in the September 2002 issue [p. 37, 'Do Scientists Understand Science?']. I enjoyed reading the book Structure of Scientific Revolutions and highly recommend it. I believe scientists should have some awareness of the philosophy behind the endeavor of scientific inquiry and where this activity fits within society. In my opinion, this provides researchers with a broader context for to view their work and role within society.

The Interfaces column provides a forum for discussion of these issues. I look forward to the next column.

Mike Hinds, MCIC
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Publication:Canadian Chemical News
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Date:Mar 1, 2003
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