sciences and will continue into the spring. Your comments will be distributed among these panels for consideration.

I am sure you noticed item (4) and that you have been reading scientific editorials. In the absence of clear advice from this Committee, priorities will be set by others who may have little interest in the field. The committee expects to present in this report clear evidence for dazzling scientific opportunities in, and societal contributions provided by geology, geobiology, geochemistry, and geophysics.

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