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Dreams about the future are always filled with gadgets.
Claiming there is no other life in the universe is like scooping up some water, looking at the cup and claiming there are no whales in the ocean.
Knowing how to think empowers you far beyond those who know only what to think.
We are part of this universe; we are in this universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts, is that the universe is in us.
Need a distraction today? Not only does 12 + 1 = 11 + 2, but the letters "twelve plus one" rearrange to give you "eleven plus two."
The Universe is under no obligation to make sense to you.
Today, scientists sound the alarm on other environmental dangers. Vested interests still hire their own scientists to confuse the issue. But in the end, nature, will not be fooled.
If you're really successful at bullshitting, it means you're not hanging around enough people smarter than you.
We are all connected; To each other, biologically. To the earth, chemically. To the rest of the universe atomically.
Santa knows Physics: Of all colors, Red Light penetrates fog best. That's why Benny the Blue-nosed reindeer never got the gig.
I know of no time in human history where ignorance was better than knowledge.
Practically every food you buy in a store for consumption by humans is genetically modified food. There are no wild, seedless watermelons. There’s no wild cows.
To learn more about science, turn off your electronic device and go outside and look around a bit. Nature is calling you. Go on. The internet will still be here.
One thing in life is for certain, the more profoundly baffled you have been in your life, the more open your mind becomes to new ideas.
I love the smell of the universe in the morning.
Why can't we summon the ingenuity and courage of the generations that came before us? The dinosaurs never saw that asteroid coming. What's our excuse?
To be scientifically literate is to empower yourself to know when someone else is full of bullshit.
The Venus transit is not a spectacle the way a total solar eclipse is a spectacle.
No one is dumb who is curious. The people who don't ask questions remain clueless throughout their lives.
I love being wrong because that means in that instant, I learned something new that day.
The theory of evolution, like the theory of gravity, is a scientific fact.
For me, I am driven by two main philosophies, know more today about the world than I knew yesterday. And along the way, lessen the suffering of others. You'd be surprised how far that gets you.
Ignorance is a virus. Once it starts spreading it can only be cured by reason. For the sake of humanity, we must be that cure.
If your belief system is not founded in an objective reality, you should not be making decisions that affect other people.
I wonder if, in fact, we have been observed by aliens and upon close examination of human conduct and human behavior they have concluded that there is no sign of intelligent life on Earth.
We spend the first year of a child's life teaching it to walk and talk and the rest of its life to shut up and sit down. There's something wrong there.
I dream of a world where the truth is what shapes people's politics, rather than politics shaping what people think is true.
If factual information upsets you, then you are creating a world that is not embracing objective truths, and that's not how you advance a democracy.
If the Sun exploded, we wouldn't know about it for 8 minutes and 20 seconds. Light and gravity take that long to reach us. Then we would vaporize.
Imagination alone is not enough, because the reality of nature is far more wondrous than anything we can imagine
Extreme skepticism and extreme gullibility are two equal ways of not having to think at all. And I don't think I'm the first to say that.
It's better to understand something than to memorize something.
Just to settle it once and for all: Which came first, the chicken or the egg? The egg, laid by a bird that was not a chicken.
I try to show the public that chemistry, biology, physics, astrophysics is life. It is not some separate subject that you have to be pulled into a corner to be taught about.
When students cheat on exams, it's because our school system values grades more than students value learning.
The depth of experience fine wine can bring to a dinner, particularly a bottle that has been through the past 100 years, makes you take stock of your own life.
So maybe part of our formal education should be training in empathy. Imagine how different the world would be if, in fact, that were 'reading, writing, arithmetic, empathy.'
If you need to invoke your academic pedigree or job title for people to believe what you say, then you need a better argument.
Everyone should have their mind blown once a day.
In the end, it's the people who are curious who change the world.
Aliens might be surprised to learn that in a cosmos with limitless starlight, humans kill for energy sources buried in the sand
Intelligent design is a philosophy of ignorance.
The dinosaurs never saw that asteroid coming. What's our excuse?
Pretending to know everything closes the door to finding out what's really there.
Many people feel small because they're small and the universe is big, but I feel big.
If the only time you think of me as a scientist is during Black History Month, then I must not be doing my job as a scientist.
Science is a way of equipping yourself with the tools to interpret what happens in front of you.
Wow, monitor lizards are pretty gnarly creatures. I want to go with the monitor lizard. That's just weird enough to be true. No?
The day we stop exploring is the day we commit ourselves to live in a stagnant world, devoid of curiosity, empty of dreams.
Curious that we spend more time congratulating people who have succeeded than encouraging people who have not.