Archive for the ‘Science’ Category

James Hansen

January 1, 2010

“I believe the biggest obstacle to solving global warming is the role of money in politics” – James Hansen

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December 12, 2008

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“Don’t you call me a mindless philosopher you overweight glob of grease!” – C3PO

Daniel C. Dennett

November 25, 2008

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“I think many people are terribly afraid of being demoted by the Darwinian scheme from the role of authors and creators in their own right into being just places where things happen in the universe.”  – Daniel C. Dennett

Tim Flannery

November 18, 2008

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“I was trying to get people to see that you can’t just grow for ever and hope that the environment will take care of itself.” – Tim Flannery

Charles Darwin

November 17, 2008

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“I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created parasitic wasps with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of Caterpillars.” – Charles Darwin

Pier Oddone

November 17, 2008

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Fundamental science is where new ideas and methods begin that later become commonplace – from the electric light, which originated in 19-century curiosity about electricity, to the World Wide Web, invented at CERN to allow international teams of particle physicists to communicate more easily. No amount of applied research on the candle would have brought us the electric light; no amount of R&D on the telephone would have brought about the Web. Science needs the space for curiosity and imagination.