What is required of a working hypothesis is a fine capacity for discrimination.
We’ve arranged a civilization in which most crucial elements profoundly depend on science and technology.
The next major explosion is going to be when genetics and computers come together. I’m talking about an organic computer – about biological substances that can function like a semiconductor.
Inanimate objects can be classified scientifically into three major categories; those that don’t work, those that break down and those that get lost.
Half of the modern drugs could well be thrown out of the window, except that the birds might eat them.
Science, like art, religion, commerce, warfare, and even sleep, is based on presuppositions.
We have also arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. This is a prescription for disaster. We might get away with it for a while, but sooner or later this combustible mixture of ignorance and power is going to blow up in our faces.
Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.
We should be increasing research and development into our fossil fuel program.
A fact is a simple statement that everyone believes. It is innocent, unless found guilty. A hypothesis is a novel suggestion that no one wants to believe. It is guilty, until found effective.