Quote by Michael Polanyi
Admittedly, the body of scientists, as a whole, does uphold the authority of science over the lay public. It controls thereby also the process by which young men are trained to become members of the scientific profession.
This quote suggests that the scientific community holds authority over the general public and dictates how individuals are trained to become scientists. It implies that scientists have significant influence over the direction and standards of scientific education and professionalization. The quote highlights the power dynamics between scientists and the lay public, suggesting that scientists play a pivotal role in shaping the field of science and determining who becomes a part of it.
The aims of these three groups are entirely irreconcilable. The aim of the High is to remain where they are. The aim of the Middle is to change places with the High. The aim of the Low, when they have an aim-for it is an abiding characteristic of the Low that they are too much crushed by drudgery to be more than intermittently conscious of anything outside their daily lives -is to abolish all distinctions and create a society in which all men shall be equal.