Bertrand Russell’s message to the future!
Interview of Bertrand Russell (1872-1970), British philosopher, mathematician and Nobel laureate, on BBC’s Face to Face (1959)
Bertrand Russell (18 May 1872 — 2 February 1970)
“One last question: Suppose, Lord Russell, that this film will be looked at by our descendants, like the Dead Sea scrolls, in a thousand years’ time. What would you think it’s worth telling that generation about the life you’ve lived and the lessons you’ve learned from it?
I should like to say two things, one intellectual and one moral. The intellectual thing I should want to say to them is this: When you are studying any matter, or considering any philosophy, ask yourself only what are the facts and what is the truth that the facts bear out. Never let yourself be diverted either by what you wish to believe…
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