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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. John Desmond Bernal#Able 66
John Desmond Bernal#Able 66
It is characteristic of science that the full explanations are often seized in their essence by the percipient scientist long in advance of any possible proof. John Desmond Bernal#Science 64
John Desmond Bernal#Science 64
The relevance of Marxism to science is that it removes it from its imagined position of complete detachment and shows it as a part, but a critically important part, of economy and social development. John Desmond Bernal#Science 64
The human mind evolved always in the company of the human body, and of the animal body before it was human. The intricate connections of mind and body must exceed our imagination, as from our point of view we are peculiarly prevented from observing them. John Desmond Bernal#Imagination 54
John Desmond Bernal#Imagination 54
The psychology of a complex mind must differ almost as much from that of a simple, mechanized mind as its psychology would from ours; because something that must underlie and perhaps be even greater than sex is involved. John Desmond Bernal#Almost 50
John Desmond Bernal#Almost 50
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. John Desmond Bernal#Advance 49
John Desmond Bernal#Advance 49
The problem is essentially that of communications to an army in action. After a rapid advance communications become disorganized, and there is a temporary halting until they are again in working order. John Desmond Bernal#Action 47
John Desmond Bernal#Action 47
Naturalism aimed at giving the primitive wishes full play but failed because these wishes are too primitive, too infantile, too inconsistent with themselves to be satisfied even by the greatest license. John Desmond Bernal#Aimed 43
John Desmond Bernal#Aimed 43
Political and social events must also be effective, but not in a very obvious fashion. But political confusion and prolonged peace undoubtedly affect creative thought but whether they respectively hinder or help it is not at all certain. John Desmond Bernal#Peace 34
John Desmond Bernal#Peace 34
As the scene of life would be more the cold emptiness of space than the warm, dense atmosphere of planets, the advantage of containing no organic material at all, so as to be independent of both these conditions, would be increasingly felt. John Desmond Bernal#Advantage 28
John Desmond Bernal#Advantage 28
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