Luis Walter Alvarez on Science and the Vox Populi

“There is no democracy in physics. We can’t say that some second rate guy has has much right to opinion as Fermi.”

Luis Walter Alvarez

Quoted in D.S. Greenberg, The Politics of Pure Science (1967)

Excerpted from: Schapiro, Fred, ed. The Yale Book of Quotations. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2006.

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