I hope climate science becomes the big thing. And then what I want is electrical engineers to solve the world’s energy problems, energy distribution problems. I want mechanical engineers to make better transportation systems. I want chemical engineers to develop better solar panels, and so on.
Science is the key to our future, and if you don’t believe in science, then you’re holding everybody back.
I don’t think anyone would look at Colombia today and say that it is failing. This positive outcome is an example of the effective application of smart power – it is succeeding.
All of our great traditions, religious, contemplative and artistic, say that you must a learn how to be alone – and have a relationship with silence. It is difficult, but it can start with just the tiniest quiet moment.
Edinburgh is my favourite city. We’ll be doing a lot of children’s theatre and galleries.
I really believe in science. It is a faith. It is a reverence akin to religion. But as we always say, it’s different from religion in that, as near as we can tell, it exists outside of us. It has an objective quality, the process of science.
The marvelous thing about a good question is that it shapes our identity as much by the asking as it does by the answering.
A two-and-a-half-year-old is pretty experienced at making a mess, anyway.
Honesty is not found in revealing the truth, but in understanding how deeply afraid of it we are. To become honest is in effect to become fully and robustly incarnated into powerlessness.
When I get up, the first thing I do is open up Gmail and check my personal email.