Science is the best idea humans have ever had. The more people who embrace that idea, the better.
If you look back on all the teachers that you liked, I am sure you will find they were very entertaining.
I always say that I’ll have a go and see whether the poem works and if it does, then fine.
Eighty-five percent cannot read when they enter the security forces of Afghanistan. Why? Because the Taliban withheld education during the period of time in which these men and women would have learned to read.
I believe that human beings are desperate, always, to belong to something larger than themselves.
Wikipedia, every day, is tens of thousands of people inputting information, and every day millions of people withdrawing that information. It’s a perfect image for the fundamental point that no one of us is as smart as all of us thinking together.
Poetry is a street fighter. It has sharp elbows. It can look after itself. Poetry can’t be used for manipulation; it’s why you never see good poetry in advertising.
NASA is an engine of innovation and inspiration as well as the world’s premier space exploration agency, and we are well served by politicians working to keep it that way, instead of turning it into a mere jobs program, or worse, cutting its budget.
Burning carbon-based substances like oil, gas, and especially coal, produces billions of tons of extra carbon dioxide each year. Methane gas from cows and pigs and other animals on our large farms ends up in the atmosphere as well, trapping more of the sun’s energy as heat.
We talk about the Internet. That comes from science. Weather forecasting. That comes from science. The main idea in all of biology is evolution. To not teach it to our young people is wrong.