own lifetime have hoisted our country into Britain's place as leader of Western Civilization. Herbert Hoover has been denounced as a stuffy, high-collared reactionary, extolled as an enlightened elder statesman of American conservatism. Whatever place history finally gives him, his views, his beliefs are based on the global experiences of one of the world's still most active citizens, and as such, they earn our respectful attention.
My professional training was in science and engineering. That is a training in the search for truth and its application to the use of mankind. With the growth of science, we have a continuous contention from a tribe of atheistic and agnostic philosophers that there is an implacable conflict between science and religion, in which religion will be vanquished. I do not believe it.