You can believe what you want religiously. Religion is one thing, but science, provable science, is something else.
You stop planetary exploration, those people who do that extraordinary work are going to have to go do something else.
I try to write everyday. I do that much better over here than when I’m teaching. I always rewrite, usually fairly close-on which is to say first draft, then put it aside for 24 hours then more drafts.
Good writing gives energy, whatever it is about.
We sometimes received – and I would read – 200 manuscripts a week. Some of them were wonderful, some were terrible; most were mediocre. It was like the gifts of the good and bad fairies.
Everyone, red state, blue state, everyone supports space exploration.
I like to regard myself as someone who’s capable of critical thought, that is to say, who can evaluate claims.
When you translate poetry in particular, you’re obliged to look at how the writer with whom you’re working puts together words, sentences, phrases, the triple tension between the line of verse, the syntax and the sentence.
Teaching creationism in science class as an alternative to evolution is inappropriate.
Einstein explained his theory to me every day, and on my arrival I was fully convinced that he understood it.