Posts Tagged ‘Science’

Tim Flannery

November 18, 2008



“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



“I┬ácannot 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




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.