By Gerard P. Baerends (auth.), M.S. Dawkins, T.R. Halliday, R. Dawkins (eds.)
RICHARD DAWKINS A convention with the name 'The Tinbergen Legacy' used to be held in Oxford on twentieth March, 1990. Over one hundred twenty of Niko Tinbergen's associates, kin, colleagues, former scholars and those that had by no means met him in individual converged at Oxford for what grew to become out to be a memorable day. to mirror the quite exact surroundings of the convention, we determined to start this booklet with Richard Dawkins' beginning comments precisely as he gave them on that day. Welcome to Oxford. for lots of of you it really is welcome again to Oxford. even perhaps, for a few of you, it might be great to imagine that it may suppose like welcome domestic to Oxford. And it's a nice excitement to welcome such a lot of buddies from the Netherlands. final week, while every thing were settled other than ultimate, final minute preparations, we heard that Lies Tinbergen had died. evidently we might now not have selected one of these time to have this meeting.
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Th e execution of such an e n g i n e e r i n g task m a y at the m o m e n t s e e m to b elo ng in science fiction, but I am c o n v i n c e d that s o o n e r or later it will b e c o m e a political issue. K n o w i n g w h a t w e do about political decision-making, I believe that it will be useless to call u p o n p e o p l e ' s altruism or use other a r g u m e n t s of a moral nature. Rather, the scientist will ha ve to poi nt out that the p r e v e n t i o n of a b r e a k d o w n , a n d the building of a n e w society is a m a t t e r of enlightened self-interest, of e ns ur i ng survival, health and happi ness of the children a n d g r a n d c h i l d r e n of all of us - of p e o p l e we k n o w a n d love.
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The Tinbergen Legacy by Gerard P. Baerends (auth.), M.S. Dawkins, T.R. Halliday, R. Dawkins (eds.)