Why do so many biologists express so little concern for biology as a whole and such contempt for fields other than their own? The current debate on release of genetically engineered organisms into the environment, specifically, J. E. Fox's recent reply (Letters, 18 Oct., p. 237) to an earlier letter by R. K. Colwell et al. (12 July, p. 111), offers a case in point.

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Copyright © 1986 American Association for the Advancement of Science. This letter to the editor first appeared in Science 231:4734 (1986), 103.

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