Physics and Philosophy

La Physique au Canada juillet/août 1996 / Physics in Canada July/August 1996 by Derek Paul, Professor Emeritus, Physics Dept., University of Toronto, Toronto ON, M5S 1A7

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Being 65 last year, I was obliged to bid a formal farewell to my good colleagues in June 1995 and adopt the cognomen Emeritus. But I felt no less a physicist as I entered my 43rd year in physics. At the formal farewell generously provided by my department I expressed several good wishes to those still in harness, and the hope that they would see their way to putting science back into context, which my generation has largely failed to do.
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