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Unfortunately, things are different in climate science because the arguments have become heavily politicised. To say that the dogmas are wrong has become politically incorrect.
The climate-studies people who work with models always tend to overestimate their models. They come to believe models are real and forget they are only…
Many of the technologies that are now racing ahead most rapidly, replacing human workers in factories and offices with machines, making stockholders richer and workers…
I’m a mathematician, basically. What I do is look around for problems where I can find useful applications for mathematics. All I do, really, is…
The technologies that raise the fewest ethical problems are those that work on a human scale, brightening the lives of individual people.
I don’t think of myself predicting things. I’m expressing possibilities. Things that could happen. To a large extent it’s a question of how badly people…
The purpose of thinking about the future is not to predict it but to raise people’s hopes.
The fact that the climate is getting warmer doesn’t scare me at all. There’s no reason why one should be scared.
Lucky individuals in each generation find technology appropriate to their needs.
If you start out with a tragic view of life, then anything since is just a bonus.
It’s as great a part of the human adventure to invent things as to understand them. John Randall wasn’t a great scientist, but he was…
The technologies which have had the most profound effects on human life are usually simple.
Younger people have so many opportunities. I don’t see any pessimism among them.
I like people who are working on practical things and who are working in teams. It’s not so important to get the glory. It’s much…
It’s better to get mugged than to live a life of fear.
The marketplace judges technologies by their practical effectiveness, by whether they succeed or fail to do the job they are designed to do.
Scepticism is as important for a good journalist as it is for a good scientist.
It is characteristic of all deep human problems that they are not to be approached without some humor and some bewilderment.
The important thing is that we now have the tools to sequence all kinds of animals and plants and microbes – as well as humans.…
The question that will decide our destiny is not whether we shall expand into space. It is: shall we be one species or a million?…
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