John Bernal

John Bernal

English physicist and social activist
As experimentation becomes more complex, the need for the co-operation in it of technical elements from outside becomes greater and the modern laboratory tends increasingly to resemble the factory and to employ in its service increasing numbers of purely routine workers.More John Bernal quotes [10/14/2011 01:10:57]
There are two futures, the future of desire and the future of fate, and man's reason has never learned to separate them.More John Bernal quotes [10/14/2011 01:10:31]
Scientific corporations might well become almost independent states and be enabled to undertake their largest experiments without consulting the outside world - a world which would be less and less able to judge what the experiments were about.More John Bernal quotes [10/14/2011 01:10:41]
Marxists have some way of analyzing the development of affairs which enables them to judge far in advance of scientific thinkers what the trend of social and economic development is to be.More John Bernal quotes [10/14/2011 01:10:21]
We academic scientists move within a certain sphere, we can go on being useless up to a point, in the confidence that sooner or later some use will be found for our studies. The mathematician, of course, prides himself on being totally useless, but usually turns out to be the most useful of the lot. He finds the solution but he is not interested in what the problem is: sooner or later, someone will find the problem to which his solution is the answer.More John Bernal quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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