Abstract

In any field of research, as soon as the fullness of knowledge peculiar to that field approaches the capacity of the individual for such knowledge, the individual in pursuing further researches in that field begins to specialize. The specific fields of physics and geology have increased in such magnitude that the mastery of branches of them requires the lifetime of the individual. Many scientists have been obliged to devote so much time to one single branch of science that they have sacrificed a knowledge of the science as a whole. We see the student of paleontology specializing in the field of geology, and the student of atomic structure specializing in the field of physics.

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