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Dear Sir: If the maze which we call reality is infinite or expanding at a rate which exceeds our rate of progress, we are not approaching a goal in our journey through the maze. But a goal is simply the point beyond which further progress is impossible. The absence ofa goal does not diminish the possibility of progress. In the objective method, thoughts have survival advantage in proportion as they are more true. Since objective truth is invariant with time and personality, the entropy of thought decreases with each discovery of truth. The decrease in entropy is progress whether or not zero entropy is achievable. Progress began with the first appearance of life on earth. Organisms prevailed in proportion to their ability to obtain nutrients and avoid predators. The acquisition of such ability is "the systematic search for objective observations" which we call natural selection. Humans have survival advantage because intelligence is more efficient than mutation at discovering and preserving objective observations. Douglas Dix Department ofBiology and Health Science, University ofHartford West Hartford, Connecticut 06117 Errata In "Theobald Smith (1859-1934), Pioneer American Microbiologist" by Claude E. Dolman (Spring 1982), page 425, line 14, read sible sources of error in Ehrlich's efforts toward accurate titrations offor cern for detail, technical inventiveness, and indomitable persistence" [12]. In "DNAToday" by Francis Crick (Summer 1982), page 512, line 5, read Adenine pairing only with Thyminefor Aenine pairing only with Thymine. In "Perspectives, Surgery" by Francis D. Moore (Summer 1982), page 718, line 27, read some of the remaining terrors of surgical sepsis will be abused. Whetherfor some prolonged patient/surgeon contacts almost reminiscent of primary. 170 I Letters to the Editor ...


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