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Inerestingly enough, with this last meeting, when I gave the sequel, Hebb, former president of the American Psychological Association, did say to me at the dinner, after-- he said, “Kenneth, I'm interested that you still have your point of view, and you're still persisting, but have you ever thought of the possibility that maybe this is beyond science? That science can't do what you're asking them to do? Or maybe it's too late?”

And B.F. Skinner had said to me, a few years ago, about two years ago, B.F. Skinner said, “Kenneth, I think maybe we are too late.”

He said, “Maybe all we can do is to say what we believe, but watch and see what happens.”

All right. I, interestingly enough, didn't take Mamie's thing lying down --although it stunned me, and I was speechless for the rest of the trip to the station. But as I was taking her bags out of the car, a response occurred to me.

I looked at Mamie. I said, “Mamie, why are you going back to New York so early? Why aren't you staying with me for the rest of the time of the convention?”

But I knew the answer, but I asked her the question because I wanted her to give the answer, and she gave it. She said, “Because I want to be with the grandchildren over the Labor Day holiday.”

And I said to her, “Yes, you want to be with the grandchildren. I think that's the answer to your question to me, why do I want to save mankind? I want to save mankind for the grandchildren, and their children and their children's children.”

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