Author: John Bernal - Irish - Scientist

A part of sexuality may go to research, and a much larger part must lead to aesthetic creation. The art of the future will, because of the very opportunities and materials it will have at its command, need an infinitely stronger formative impulse than it does now.-John Desmond Bernal
[ Aesthetic Art Because Command Creation Does Formative Future Go Impulse Infinitely Larger Lead Materials May Much Must Need Now Opportunities Part Research Sexuality Stronger Than Very Will] [John Desmond Bernal]

Anticipation of movement, through muscular innervation and memory, by its retention of nerve impulse images, extend the present to the limit of a second or so.-John Desmond Bernal
[ Anticipation Extend Images Impulse Limit Memory Movement Muscular Nerve Present Retention Second Through] [John Desmond Bernal]

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.-John Desmond Bernal
[ Becomes Co-Operation Complex Elements Employ Experimentation Factory Greater Increasing Increasingly Laboratory Modern More Need Numbers Outside Purely Resemble Routine Service Technical Tends Workers] [John Desmond Bernal]

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 Atmosphere Both Cold Conditions Containing Dense Emptiness Felt Increasingly Independent Life Material More Organic Planets Scene Space Than These Warm Would] [John Desmond Bernal]

Hunger and sex still dominate the primitive mammalian side of human existence, but at the present time it looks as if humanity were within sight of their satisfaction. Permanent plenty, no longer a Utopian dream, awaits the arrival of permanent peace.-John Desmond Bernal
[ Arrival Awaits Dominate Dream Existence Human Humanity Hunger Longer Looks Mammalian Peace Permanent Plenty Present Primitive Satisfaction Sex Side Sight Still Their Time Utopian Were Within] [John Desmond Bernal]

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
[ Advance Any Characteristic Essence Explanations Full Long Often Possible Proof Science Scientist Seized Their] [John Desmond Bernal]

It is pretty clear that they are ineffective in stopping the course of thought at present, but they have not always been so in the past and we cannot be sure that they will not be so in the future.-John Desmond Bernal
[ Always Been Cannot Clear Course Future Ineffective Past Present Pretty Stopping Sure Thought Will] [John Desmond Bernal]

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 Affairs Analyzing Development Economic Enables Far Judge Marxists Scientific Social Some Them Thinkers Trend Way Which] [John Desmond Bernal]

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 Because Even Failed Full Giving Greatest Inconsistent Infantile License Naturalism Play Primitive Satisfied Themselves These Too Wishes] [John Desmond Bernal]

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
[ Affect Also Certain Confusion Creative Effective Events Fashion Help Hinder Must Obvious Peace Political Prolonged Respectively Social Thought Undoubtedly Very Whether] [John Desmond Bernal]

Religious suffering is at once the expression of real suffering and a protest against real suffering. Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the sentiment of the heartless world, as it is the soul of soulless condition. It is the opium of the people.-John Desmond Bernal
[ Against Condition Creature Expression Heartless Once Opium Oppressed Protest Real Religion Religious Sentiment Sigh Soul Soulless Suffering World] [John Desmond Bernal]

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 Almost Become Consulting Corporations Enabled Experiments Independent Judge Largest Less Might Outside Scientific States Their Undertake Well Were Which Without World Would] [John Desmond Bernal]

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
[ Always Animal Before Body Company Connections Evolved Exceed Human Imagination Intricate Mind Must Observing Our Peculiarly Point Prevented Them View] [John Desmond Bernal]

The present aristocracy of western culture, at the moment when it most clearly dominates the world, is being imitated rapidly and successfully in every eastern country.-John Desmond Bernal
[ Aristocracy Being Clearly Country Culture Dominates Eastern Every Imitated Moment Most Present Rapidly Successfully Western World] [John Desmond Bernal]

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 Advance After Again Army Become Communications Disorganized Essentially Halting Order Problem Rapid Temporary Until Working] [John Desmond Bernal]

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 Because Complex Differ Even Greater Involved Mechanized Mind Much Must Ours Perhaps Psychology Sex Simple Something Than Underlie Would] [John Desmond Bernal]

The recognition of the art that informs all pure science need not mean the abandonment for it of all present art, rather it will mean the completion of the transformation of art that has already begun.-John Desmond Bernal
[ Abandonment Already Art Begun Completion Informs Mean Need Present Pure Rather Recognition Science Transformation Will] [John Desmond Bernal]

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
[ Complete Critically Detachment Development Economy Imagined Important Marxism Part Position Relevance Removes Science Shows Social] [John Desmond Bernal]

There are two futures, the future of desire and the future of fate, and man's reason has never learned to separate them.-John Desmond Bernal
[ Desire Fate Future Futures Learned Man Never Reason Separate Them Two] [John Desmond Bernal]

We shall be forced to attempt planned and directed research employing hundreds of workers for many years, and this cannot be done without risking the loss of independence and originality. This is a serious and fundamental obstacle but it may be overcome in two ways.-John Desmond Bernal
[ Attempt Cannot Directed Done Employing Forced Fundamental Hundreds Independence Loss Many May Obstacle Originality Overcome Planned Research Risking Serious Shall Two Ways Without Workers Years] [John Desmond Bernal]