IT is a little more than ten years since the London Congress on the History of Science. It was there that the Soviet delegation first brought effectively to the notice of British men of science the contributions that Marxist thought had to make to the natural and social sciences. The symposium organized by Marx House held during August 16–17 has served to show that there is now a widespread and growing interest in this development, and that we are clearly on the way towards a more profound and comprehensive appreciation of science as a human social activity. The two days sessions of the symposium had as keynotes two of Engels' works, “The Dialectics of Nature” and “The Origin of the Family”, illustrative of the scientific and sociological aspects of his work.

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BERNAL, J. SCIENCE AND MARXIST PHILOSOPHY. Nature 148, 280–281 (1941) doi:10.1038/148280a0

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