"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."
Politicians should read science fiction, not westerns and detective stories.
I don't pretend we have all the answers. But the questions are certainly worth thinking about.
The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
It is not easy to see how the more extreme forms of nationalism can long survive when men have seen the Earth in its true perspective as a single small globe against the stars.
The best measure of a man's honesty isn't his income tax return. It's the zero adjust on his bathroom scale.
I have a fantasy where Ted Turner is elected President but refuses because he doesn't want to give up power.
I don't believe in God but I'm very interested in her.
When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.
In the long run, there are no secrets. in science. The universe will not cooperate in a coverup.
CNN is one of the participants in the war. I have a fantasy where Ted Turner is elected president but refuses because he doesn't want to give up power.
Sometimes I think we're alone in the universe, and sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the idea is quite staggering.
If an elderly but distinguished scientist says that something is possible, he is almost certainly right but if he says that it is impossible, he is very probably wrong.
Any sufficiently advanced technology looks like magic
This is the first age that's ever paid much attention to the future, which is a little ironic since we may not have one.
It may be that our role on this planet is not to worship God, but to create him.
New ideas pass through three periods: 1) It can't be done. 2) It probably can be done, but it's not worth doing. 3) I knew it was a good idea all along!
It has yet to be proven that intelligence has any survival value.
The limits of the possible can only be defined by going beyond them into the impossible.
The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.
The greatest tragedy in mankind's entire history may be the hijacking of morality by religion.
As our own species is in the process of proving, one cannot have superior science and inferior morals. The combination is unstable and self-destroying.
How inappropriate to call this planet earth when it is quite clearly Ocean.
We have to abandon the idea that schooling is something restricted to youth. How can it be, in a world where half the things a man knows at 20 are no longer true at 40 -- and half the things he knows at 40 hadn't been discovered when he was 20?
Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.