Someone is an ignoramus who would say that, 'Oh, we had three hurricanes this year. This proves that somehow the climate is warming.’ The earth is 4.5 billion years old, and you're going to say that we had four hurricanes and so it proves a theory?
Apr 22, 2014
The relationship has truly been fine. Our defense cooperation and intelligence sharing, which has been substantial in both directions, and our work on anti-missile and anti-rocket defense have been very good. And this work continues under Chuck Hagel and President Obama - and I’m pleased with that. That doesn’t mean we can’t have differences of opinion on Iran.
May 16, 2014
By the end of this century, most of the human race will have become cyborgs [part human, part machine]. The allure will be immortality. Machines will make breakthroughs in medical technology, most of the human race will have more leisure time, and we'll think we've never had it better. The concern I'm raising is that the machines will view us as an unpredictable and dangerous species.
Jul 05, 2014
America is running a fever, but there are no emergency rooms.
Mar 10, 2014
In a way, being a Mormon prepares you to deal with science fiction, because we live simultaneously in two very different cultures. The result is that we all know what it’s like to be strangers in a strange land. It’s not just a coincidence that there are so many effective Mormon science fiction writers. We don’t regard being an alien as an alien experience. But it also means that we’re not surprised when people don’t understand what we’re saying or what we think.
Oct 31, 2013
If you want to do bad things, science is the most powerful way to do them. If you want to do good things, science is the most powerful way to do them. It is just an effective way to get things done.
Oct 28, 2013
You see, there is this misconception that scientific progress is some sort of direct march to the truth. Nothing really can be further from the truth. Scientific progress goes in a zigzag path. Lots of blind alleys, lots of false starts.
Sep 04, 2013
Science fiction is now science fact.
Nov 27, 2011
Incontrovertible is not a scientific word. Nothing is incontrovertible in science.
Sep 25, 2011