If April is the cruelest month, December may make us feel the most reflective, as we recall the past year's events. So it was with the December 2002 Perspectives, "In Science We Trust." The column reviewed some of the achievements--and regrettable setbacks--of science, which the editors nonetheless praised for "its incremental progress toward a more complete understanding of the observable world." The commentary resonated with many, including James Edgar of Melville, Saskatchewan, who responded: "I think I'll photocopy your editorial and add it to my collection of wise words--a collection that helps me to explain my beliefs about science, astronomy, evolution and life." Other writers express their beliefs concerning the December issue on the following pages.
This article was originally published with the title Letters.