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Scientists are Human

Nature volume 142, page 690 (15 October 1938) | Download Citation



IN his foreword, Prof. Dewey says that “Dr. Watson is concerned to show that the pursuit of science and the products of science are relative to the mental world of the scientist, to the organization of his personality in all its phases, and that this in turn is relative to the social organization that subsists”. That is surely a commonplace nowadays ; the only dispute left is that between liberals and communists concerning the relative importance of personality and social organization.

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