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The Ultimate Instrument - Man
Author(s): Robert S. Scott
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Paper Abstract

It may help to try getting "way off"-- we like to call it being "objective" -- and observe humanity with perspective -- say about 2500 years of perspective. We would then find ourselves probing the my-steries of man with the Greeks. The Greek philosopher Protagorus observed that "Man is the measure of all things." Apparently that idea didn't originate with Plato, but he agreed and gave the concept dissemina-tion by teaching it to his students. How much have we learned about man in the past 2500 years? Of course, we've learned a great deal. But what have we learned about the really important things?

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1966
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0005, The Human in the Photo-Optical System, (1 June 1966); doi: 10.1117/12.946679
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Robert S. Scott, Aerospace Corporation (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0005:
The Human in the Photo-Optical System
Robert L. Minter, Editor(s)

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