“It must not be thought that explosives are useful only in war: they are extensively used in mining, tunnelling, quarrying, etc. They can be used either for forwarding the work of civilisation, or for destroying men and goods. Chemists know how to prepare them; but their rightful use does not really lie within the sphere of their services.

“They will be used properly only when the community as a whole has developed real social consciousness and raised its public ideal!”—“Chemistry,” by Professor T. A. Sanarys, London Institute of Education (Oxford University Press, 1945).

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