Evolutionary Trends in Science During recent years a number of discernible trends in research have been noted which point to a second Copernican era in science. While the first era, sparked by the illustrious Polish astronomer, radically altered man's cherished conceptions about the universe, the second gives promise of revising man's concepts about his own nature and relationship to the universe around him. On what may be called the "frontiers of scientific investigation", new discover-ies are being made which increasingly confirm that man not only is a product of his own environment, both in the earthly and cosmic sense, but that the biological effects of this environment can be modified by the action of energies, or force-fields, either to enhance or threaten his well-being. The principles which have evolved from Planck's Quantum Theory and Einstein's Theory of Relativity are leading man to realize that the material universe is a uniform and interrelated whole, and helping man from within to understand the purposeful organization of living structures and the relationships between mind and matter. The astrophysicist Dr. Gustav Stromberg, in his well- considered book, The Soul of The Universe, concludes that the individual memory is probably indestructible and that the essence of all living elements is probably immortal, thus tending to confirm the existence of a World Soul or God. The sciences of physics on the one hand, and of biology and medicine on the other, after long and artificial separation, are now beginning to come into close and fruitful interaction. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the somewhat belated recognition that everything in nature possesses electrical characteristics, and that nature has provided a delicately balanced outdoor spectrum of electromagnetic energy for man's well-being which unfortunately is not being duplicated indoors.3 Belated, too, has been the realization that living organisms, man included, are as influenced by the actions of energies or force-fields as are objects in the inanimate world. The barrier between living and nonliving matter, so long a mystery and heretofore impenetrable, is increasingly seen to be an artificial construct of the other. Unknown Energies Postulated It has been postulated for some time that various energies may not necessarily be associated or correlated with those on the conventional electromagnetic spectrum. A decade ago, a farseeing editor wrote: "The possibility that there are one or more biological force-field potentials constitutes the greatest challenge before the world today. Consider that-the existence of an electro-dynamic or psychodynamic field were established with certainty, and that the laws of its universal and its localized operations were described and used, as are the universals of particles and atoms, of planets and solar systems, this would mean that man could come to have the same tranquil
The story of Mankind Research is the story of the paranoia of the Cold War.