(1898 - 18 Jun 1991)
Austrian-American mechanical engineer and activist who was an outspoken opponent of the development of nuclear weapons, turning down the opportunity to work on the Manhattan Project (which developed the atomic bomb). In 1949, founded and was the first president of the Society for Social Responsibility in Science. For the quarter-century before his retirement in 1966, he was the technical director of the Heat and Mass Flow Analyzer Laboratory at Columbia University.
Science Quotes by Victor Paschkis (1 quote)
Mankind cannot survive without technology. But unless technology becomes a true servant of man, the survival of mankind is in jeopardy. And if technology is to be the servant, then the engineers paramount loyalty must be to society.
— Victor Paschkis
In 'Preface', Conference on Engineering Ethics, May 18-19, 1975, Baltimore, Md. (1975), 1.