Science in Christian Perspective
The International Scientific Affiliation?
Richard H. Bube
Stanford CA 94305
From: JASA 21 (September 1969): 65
In the third issue of the journal published in June 1949, then called the ASA Bulletin, there is a letter to the editor that discusses the name of the Affiliation. The author of that letter writes,
"The American' is not necessary. We could well receive as members of our organization qualified persons from Canada or Cuba or Mexico or South America or even Europe."
In the last issue of the Journal published just 20 years after the issue mentioned above, there is a letter to the editor that discusses the name of the Affiliation. The author of this letter writes,
"I believe that the ideas, discussions and philosophy of the ASA could, more readily be promulgated in other parts of this world if our organization and its publication were not 'burdened' with the word 'American' in the name . . . . Why not broaden our horizons and set out to establish a world-wide 'ASA'?"