Once upon a time American science sheltered an Einstein, went to the moon, and gave to the world the laser, the electronic computer, nylon, television, the cure for polio, and observations of our planet's location in an expanding universe. Today we are in the process, albeit unwittingly, of abandoning this leadership role. It is up to the President, the Congress, and the American people to decide whether this is really the road we want this country to travel.
Lederman, Leon M.
"Science: The End of the Frontier,"
University of Wyoming National Park Service Research Center Annual Report: Vol. 14
, Article 2.
Available at: http://repository.uwyo.edu/uwnpsrc_reports/vol14/iss1/2