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You can't have people making decisions about the future of the world who ar

You can't have people making decisions about the future of the world who are scientifically illiterate. That's a recipe for disaster. And I don't mean just whether a politician is scientifically literate, but people who vote politicians into office.
Posted 4 months ago

To make any future that we dreamt up real requires creative scientists, eng

To make any future that we dreamt up real requires creative scientists, engineers, and technologists to make it happen. If people are not within your midst who dream about tomorrow - with the capacity to bring tomorrow into the present - then the country
Posted 4 months ago

We live in the kind of society where, in almost all cases, hard work is rew

We live in the kind of society where, in almost all cases, hard work is rewarded.
Posted 4 months ago

I think the greatest of people that have ever been in society, they were ne

I think the greatest of people that have ever been in society, they were never versions of someone else. They were themselves.
Posted 4 months ago

I think the greatest of people in society carved niches that represented th

I think the greatest of people in society carved niches that represented the unique expression of their combinations of talents, and if everyone had the luxury of expressing the unique combinations of talents in this world, our society would be transforme
Posted 4 months ago

The universe is almost 14 billion years old, and, wow! Life had no problem

The universe is almost 14 billion years old, and, wow! Life had no problem starting here on Earth! I think it would be inexcusably egocentric of us to suggest that we're alone in the universe.
Posted 4 months ago

Passion is what gets you through the hardest times that might otherwise mak

Passion is what gets you through the hardest times that might otherwise make strong men weak, or make you give up.
Posted 4 months ago

We explore our environment, more than we are compelled to utter poetry, whe

We explore our environment, more than we are compelled to utter poetry, when we're toddlers. We start doing that later. Before that happens, every child is a scientist.
Posted 4 months ago

I have a personal philosophy in life: If somebody else can do something tha

I have a personal philosophy in life: If somebody else can do something that I'm doing, they should do it. And what I want to do is find things that would represent a unique contribution to the world - the contribution that only I, and my portfolio of tal
Posted 4 months ago

Perhaps we've never been visited by aliens because they have looked upon Ea

Perhaps we've never been visited by aliens because they have looked upon Earth and decided there's no sign of intelligent life.
Posted 4 months ago

One of my great laments is that education today seems to have... be less ab

One of my great laments is that education today seems to have... be less about passion and more about process, more about tactic or technique.
Posted 4 months ago

There is no greater education than one that is self-driven.

There is no greater education than one that is self-driven.
Posted 4 months ago