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It has been a great honor to represent you during this last year, and it is a great challenge to stand before you now. Table 1 presents some of the multiple titles I have considered for this presentation over the last 10 months. I had a difficult time, in early August, when I had to select a final topic and fax my actual title to the Scientific Program Chair, Bill Petri. I originally thought I would speak on a main research theme of my laboratory and colleagues over the last 10 or 12 years, to present a scientific synthesis of a continuum of studies. Bill Petri strongly encouraged me to use the Presidential Address as a scientific forum.
You can see from Table 1 the progression was from straight science, to representative science and why we should do it, to a discourse on why it makes sense to use national monies to do science on international topics, to different perspective within our society.