D. Allan Bromley
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The President's Scientists

" . . . [W]hile American industry was spending about $76 billion each year on research and development as of 1992, the National Association of Manufacturers estimated that this same industrial sector was spending $118 billion on outside legal services. . . If we continue to pay roughly one and one-half times as much on litigation as we do on the creation of new wealth in American industry - in other words, research and development - we are on a trajectory to economic disaster."1*

AAAS Science and Technology Yearbook 1999

" . . . [I]n my own area of physics and the physical sciences, we have the arrogance to believe that with the tools of mathematics and fewer than 20 natural laws, we can aspire to eventually understand the entire natural universe and its evolution. I have no idea how many laws the average lawyer deals with on a regular basis, but most certainly that number is vastly greater than 20."2 ARISTOTLE BOOLE PLANCK EINSTEIN WIGNER CRICK WATSON


* Italics in the original.

1 D. Allan Bromley (1926-2005). The President's Scientists: Reminiscences of a White House Science Advisor (Yale University Mrs. Hepsa Ely Silliman Memorial Lectures). New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1994. Rebuilding the Office of Science and Technology Policy, at 48.

2 D. Allan Bromley. AAAS Science and Technology Policy Yearbook 1999. Washington, DC: American Association for the Advancement of Science. Chapter 10: Science and the Law, at http://www.aaas.org/spp/yearbook/chap10.htm. (Based on remarks made August 2, 1998 during the 1998 Annual Meeting of the American Bar Association in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.)