Social Science Association

A. W. Spencer-Bragg (Harold Walsby): The Rape of Science

.”.. the politicians and statesmen are not fit to handle modern scientific inventions and discoveries.” – Dr. Ernest Boris Chain. The search for knowledge is among the noblest endeavours of which mankind is capable, yet now every advance in this direction seems but one more step towards our self-destruction. In the nineteenth century there was… read more »

A. W. Spencer-Bragg (Harold Walsby): Are Scientists Inhuman?

I am at frightened man. All the scientists I know are frightened men, frightened for their lives and frightened for your life. Dr. Harold C. Urey Many people feel – and it is easily understandable – that the situation in which they find themselves to-day has come about without their knowledge, – that they have… read more »

A. W. Spencer-Bragg (Harold Walsby): Social Hari-Kari

The world has become mulch smaller and more explosive. Now we are all crowded together into as single house. Beneath the floor of our house there is a time bomb ticking away, as write this … as you read this. Dr. Harold C. Urey, Atom bomb scientist. During the war we looked forward to peace…. read more »

A. W. Spencer-Bragg (Harold Walsby): The Child with the Loaded Pistol

We cannot stop and stand still even if we would; we are committed to further progress or, at least, further change. The knowledge and power which science has given us must inevitably carry us on with a frightful momentum. Prof. W. McDougall The enormous technical advances made by physical science in recent years and the… read more »

A. W. Spencer-Bragg (Harold Walsby): 999 – Emergency!

  London: Social Science Association 1946. 64 pages. Let the mind rise from victory to victory over surrounding nature, let it conquer for human life and activity not only the surface of the earth but all that lies between the depth of the seas and the outer limits of the atmosphere, let it command for… read more »

George Walford: Projection and its Consequences

In the course of his psycho-analytical investigation Freud laid bare many mechanisms, many processes going on in our minds, of which we normally refrain more or less unaware. In some cases the same – or very similar – processes are to be observed at work in the ideological realm, and of these one of the… read more »

Richard Tatham: The Importance of Evidence

In criticism of scientific matters (as distinct from, say, that of art, music, or drama) one is sure entitled to some evidence for opinions expressed. Mr. Freed, however, seems preoccupied with mere assertions, such as “it is very hard to pin down the author’s central theme,” “Mr. Walsby is often confused both as to his… read more »

Richard Tatham: Science and Anarchism

With reference to Harold Walsby’s Domain of Ideologies, a great part of your recent review is unfortunately irrelevant, since it cirticises contentions which the book does not in fact advance.  In the first place, your reviewer – George Woodcock – should note that it deals with ideologies and not – as he seems to think… read more »

H. H. Preece: Review of The Domain of Ideologies

In his The Domain of Ideologies, Harold Walsby asserts his subject has never been treated scientifically and there is a desperate need for this. His own “humble endeavour” is a step that way. One wonders what his idea of science is, for it seems strange that he should apologise for giving so much space to… read more »