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|"See Who’s Here: Interview with Linus Pauling" December 2, 1966.
Produced by KOAC-TV productions, Corvallis, Oregon. Hosted by Robert Phillips.
The Importance of Focusing on Specialized Fields of Study. (1:35)
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Linus Pauling: I think that it is good that young people should concentrate and work very hard on their special fields. I’m thinking especially
of young men and women who are doing, say, post-graduate work, working for a doctor's degree. I think it’s good to get a broad
education in the early years, including science and mathematics and the humanitarian subjects, the humanities, too.
But then later on in life, I believe that it is a good thing to broaden one’s field of active interests, to include politics.
I believe that it is very important for the world, now, now that science has become such an important part of the world that
affects the daily life of every person and, of course, has led to the development of great nuclear weapons that might destroy
civilization, it is very important that scientists help their fellow citizens to understand what the impact of science on
world affairs is, to understand in a way that the scientists can understand these questions, to understand the significance
of scientific and technological developments.
ClipCreator: Linus Pauling
Clip ID: 1966v.1-interview
Full WorkCreator: Oregon State University
Associated: Linus Pauling
Date: December 2, 1966
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