Chairman's Closing Remarks
Ara Mooradian


         It remains to thank the Learned Societies for sponsoring the excellent program we have heard this morning.   I would also like to acknowledge the work of Dr. Malcolm Harvey, David Cowper and their committees who organized the session and put together such a splendid roster of speakers with a uniquely qualified moderator.

         I remind you that the symposium continues with the luncheon address tomorrow of Her Honour Sylvia Fedoruk who will speak not as an expert on the Lieutenant Governorship of Saskatchewan - a position to which she graduated comparatively recently - but rather as one of Canada's leading authorities on nuclear medicine, a disciple which she helped to found a few decades ago.   Although I can't speak for the menu, I can speak for the speaker.   Don't miss this luncheon.

         No history of the last five decades of nuclear technology would be complete without hearing from the man who made it happen in Canada.   I speak of course of Dr. Wilfrid Bennett Lewis who would undoubtedly have been on this platform were he alive today.

         I quote from a paper entitled "Socio-Cultural Evolution", which he presented to the Seventh International Conference on the Unity of the Sciences, Boston, 1978:

"Allowing a large fraction of the world population to starve to death is not acceptable - especially when man knows that food, water and air are essential needs and that sufficient harnessed energy is the key to providing them.   Looking beyond the possible loss of sufficient harnessed energy, we see that mankind can be destroyed by something much simpler to propagate - namely mistrust."

Dr. Wilfrid Bennett Lewis






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