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.
Pavel SHMAKOV, USSR Television specialist. Professor, and Doctor of Technology Science since 1930; Director, Chair of Television, and Director, Color Television Laboratory, Leningrad Electrotechn. Communications Institute; Honoured Worker of Science and Technology Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic. orders; medals.
Set up television research laboratory in Leningrad. 1960 developed first successful stereoscopic television unit in USSR. Board member, All-Union Society for the Dissemination of Political and Science Knowledge.
Member, Leningrad City Soviet of Workers’ Deputies. 1921-1929 lecturer: Institute of National Economics, Higher Technology Institute, Moscow Institute of Power Engineering, Moscow Institute of Communications and Leningrad Institute of Communications. 1929-1930 reader in television, Moscow Institute of Communications.