- This double issue of Rosarium Philosophorum examines the significance of a broad scientific field, generally known as Organic Synthesis (OS). We assumed that no singly authored view could serve as an authoritative statement about the field, its history, its strength, contribution to humanity, predicted future, etc. Therefore, in order to create an integrated collage of personal opinions of multiple authors, we approached prominent scientists who are active in OS, requesting their personal views, reflections, perspectives and prospects. The authors had been given complete freedom to express their ideas. Yet, in order to assist gathering their thoughts we've offered them five guiding questions: 1. How do you view the historical development of OS, and of your field in particular?