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Quotation by Jack Ward Thomas:

As scientists are thrust forward into positions of power and influence in natural resource management, it is well that they be humble. For of all people, scientists should be acutely aware that we know so little and that there is no final truth. Scientists are not accustomed to power and are likely to use power poorly. If we are not careful, we may be like the Wizard of Oz that Dorothy discovered behind the curtain manipulating an impressive show of smoke, mirrors, and images.

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Jack Ward Thomas was the thirteenth Chief of the U.S. Forest Service, serving during the Clinton administration years of 1993-1996.

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I have a law degree (Stanford, 66') but have never practiced. Instead, from 1967 through 1977, I tried to contribute to the revolution in America. As unsuccessful as everyone else over that decade, in 1978 I went to work for the U.S. Forest (more...)
 

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