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.
Vladimir SHCHEGLOV, USSR Astronomer. Professor; Doctor of Physicotechn. Science; corresponding member, Uzbek Academy of Sciences, since 1956; Professor, Chair of General Mech., Central Asian University, Tashkent, since 1948; Director, Tashkent Astronomical Observatory, since 1941. Uzbek Supreme Soviet Presidium's Scroll of Honor; Order of Red Banner of Labor.
- Main works deal with practical astronomy and time service. Series of works devoted to hist, of astronomy.