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A Scientific World Society: 5 Jaw Dropping Quotes from Bertrand Russell

January 22, 2016

Bertrand Russell was a British philosopher, a social critic and peace activist, noted mathematician, a world-recognized author with dozens of published books and essay collections, and a widely celebrated humanist. He was an outspoken proponent for a “scientific civilization.”

Here are 5 quotes from Bertrand Russell on the “scientific society.”russell-2


 1. “…a scientific world society cannot be stable unless there is a world government.” – The Impact of Science on Society (Simon and Schuster, 1953), p.104.

 2. “The need for a world government, if the population problem is to be solved in any humane manner, is completely evident on Darwinian principles.” – The Impact of Science on Society (Simon and Schuster, 1953), p.105.

3. “I believe that, owing to men’s folly, a world-government will only be established by force, and will therefore be at first cruel and depotic [sic]. But I believe that it is necessary for the preservation of a scientific civilization, and that, if once realized, it will gradually give rise to the other conditions of a tolerable existence.” – The Future of Science (Philosophical Library, 1959), p.34.

4. “A World Authority, if it is to fulfil its function, must have a legislature and an executive and irresistible military power. Irresistible military power is the most essential condition and also the most difficult to fulfil.” – Has Man a Future? (Penguin, 1961), p.73.

5. “I do not pretend that birth control is the only way in which population can be kept from increasing. There are others, which, one must suppose, opponents of birth control would prefer. War, as I remarked a moment ago, has hitherto been disappointing in this respect, but perhaps bacteriological war may prove more effective. If a Black Death could be spread throughout the world once in every generation survivors could procreate freely without making the world too full. There would be nothing in this to offend the consciences of the devout or to restrain the ambitions of nationalists. The state of affairs might be somewhat unpleasant, but what of that? Really high-minded people are indifferent to happiness, especially other people’s.” – The Impact of Science on Society (Simon and Schuster, 1953), pp.103-104.


5 Comments leave one →
  1. January 23, 2016 11:34 am

    Thanks for clarifying in brief that those who laud Bertrand Russell are easily dismissed as wicked.

  2. Samuel and Nicola Evans permalink
    January 25, 2016 6:18 am

    What a horrible man! Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2016 16:27:26 +0000 To:

  3. July 17, 2016 11:15 am

    A clear choice must be made within fifty years, the choice between Reason and Death. And by “Reason” I mean willingness to submit to law as declared by an international authority.
    – 1951
    Bertrand Russell, The Impact Of Science On Society [Simon & Schuster, Inc ,1953 ]

    Whats the option if you will not bow down the the coming one world government? – death according to Russell.

    I have a ton of sourced quotes from Russell and many others on my site.


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