Since religion offers a complete set of answers to the problems of purpose, morality, origins, or science, it discourages exploration of those areas by suppressing curiosity, denies its followers a broader perspective, and prevents social, moral and scientific progress.
Daniil ALPERN, USSR Pathological physiologist. Doctor of Medicine Science; Honoured Worker of Science of Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic since 1948; corresponding member, Ukrainia Academy of Sciences, since 1939; Professor, and Head, Chair of Pathological Physiology, Kharkov Medicine Institute, since 1929. Soviet medals and orders.
1918-1929 in Chair of Pathological Physiology, Kharkov University. Board member, All-Union Society of Pathological Physiologists. Deputy Chairman, Ukrainia Society of Pathological Physiologists.
Member, Editor Board, journal “Arkhiv patologii” (Archives of Pathology). Со-Editor, “Pathology” and “Morphology” sections, “Bolshaya meditsinskaya entsiklopediya” (Large Medical Encyclopedia), 2nd edition. Member, Editor Council, journal “Patologicheskaya fiziologiya i eksperimentalnaya terapiya” (Pathological Physiology and Experimental Therapy).