by Scribner’s. $6.95. Mr. Eiseley’s eloquent and elegant style is a bit like Milton’s; it sometimes obscures sense with sound. Meaning is nonetheless there. Mr. Eiseley debates science and technology, and the gap between what man can accomplish with them and man’s ability to comprehend what he is doing, or about to do, with these new tools. “Human beings are a strange variant in nature and a very recent one. Perhaps man has evolved as a creature whose centrifugal tendencies are intended to drive it as a blight is lifted and driven, outward across the night.”.