Jacob Bronowski, a renowned scientist and philosopher, observed that ". . . knowledge in general and science in particular . . . of man-made ideas. . . he underlying concepts that unlock nature . . . arise early and in the simplest cultures of man from his basic and specific faculties. And the development of science is . . . human: discoveries are made by men . . . so that they are alive and charged with individuality." Bronowski, Jacob, The Ascent of Man (1973), pages 13-14. The V-50 lectures bespeak the individuality of the lecturer: Galambos had a burning desire to find a way for humanity to rid itself of the plague of war. Andrew lived through World War II, serving in the U.S. Army. He always said that a principal purpose of his life and his lectures was to point the way to a new understanding of human interaction that would eliminate the cause of war. Andrew J. Galambos As a scientist Galambos thought in terms of cause and effect. He knew that war had a cause in human society.