If we treasure our own experience and regard it as real, we must also treasure other people's experience.
It is this, at its most basic, that makes science a humane pursuit; it acknowledges the commonality of people's experience.
Young people ask me if this country is serious about science. They aren't thinking about the passport that they will hold, but the country that they must rely on for support and encouragement.
For scholarship - if it is to be scholarship - requires, in addition to liberty, that the truth take precedence over all sectarian interests, including self-interest.
Science never gives up searching for truth, since it never claims to have achieved it.
The scientific and scholarly community is marked by the belief that the truth is to be found in all; none can claim it as their monopoly.
Others think it the responsibility of scientists to coerce the rest of society, because they have the power that derives from special knowledge.
Under this scientific and moral pressure, the Canadian government conceded publicly that the use of these weapons in Vietnam was, in their view, a contravention of the Geneva Protocol.
What makes the Universal Declaration an epochal document is first of all its global impetus and secondly the breadth of its claims, a commitment to a new social contract, binding on all the Governments of the world.
Science exists, moreover, only as a journey toward troth. Stifle dissent and you end that journey.
The eye searches for shapes. It searches for a beginning, a middle, and an end.
The time has come to underscore the fact that our and others' rights are contingent on our willingness to assert and defend them.
A new sense of shared international responsibility is unmistakable in the voices of the United Nations and its agencies, and in the civil society of thousands of supra-national NGOs.
Though neglectful of their responsibility to protect science, scientists are increasingly aware of their responsibility to society.
Better to die in the pursuit of civilized values, we believed, than in a flight underground. We were offering a value system couched in the language of science.