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Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.

Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.

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Like the furtive collectors of stolen art, we [cell biologists] are forced to be lonely admirers of spectacular architecture, exquisite read more

Like the furtive collectors of stolen art, we [cell biologists] are forced to be lonely admirers of spectacular architecture, exquisite symmetry, dramas of violence and death, mobility, self-sacrifice and, yes, rococo sex.

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A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because read more

A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.

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Leaders have to act more quickly today. The pressure comes much faster.

Leaders have to act more quickly today. The pressure comes much faster.

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Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.

Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.

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The tools we use have a profound (and devious!) influence on our thinking habits, and, therefore, on our thinking abilities.

The tools we use have a profound (and devious!) influence on our thinking habits, and, therefore, on our thinking abilities.

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Thinking is the hardest work there is. Which is the probable reason why so few engage in it.

Thinking is the hardest work there is. Which is the probable reason why so few engage in it.

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We are the children of a technological age. We have found streamlined ways of doing much of our routine work. read more

We are the children of a technological age. We have found streamlined ways of doing much of our routine work. Printing is no longer the only way of reproducing books. Reading them, however, has not changed...

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We seem to have a compulsion these days to bury time capsules in order to give those people living in read more

We seem to have a compulsion these days to bury time capsules in order to give those people living in the next century or so some idea of what we are like.

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