* Source: Sceptical Essays, 1928, chap. 3: Is Science Superstitious?

 科学の驚くべき成功のお陰で、科学は哲学に無関心である。科学は人間に力を一層自覚させている。時々、神学と衝突するが、科学にとって好ましい結果に終っている。だが、最近、科学は科学自身の問題から、哲学に関心をもたざるを得なくなった。これは特に相対性理論 - 時間と空間を不可分の時=空に統合 - にあてはまる。また、量子論が明らかに不連続運動を必要とするにつれてあてはまる
( ... The indifference of science to philosophy has been due, of course, to its amazing success; it has increased the sense of human power, and has therefore been on the whole agreeable, in spite of its occasional conflicts with theological orthodoxy. But in quite recent times science has been driven by its own problems to take an interest in philosophy. This is especially true of the theory of relativity, with its merging of space and time into the single space-time order of events. But it is true also of the theory of quanta, with its apparent need of discontinuous motion. ...
... For such reasons science and philosophy can no longer preserve an armed neutrality, but must be either friends or foes. They cannot be friends, they be friends unless science can pass the examination which philosophy must set as to its premisses. If they cannot be friends, they can only destroy each other; it is no longer possible that either alone can remain master of the field.... )