I grew up in Europe during [World War II] and so I have a European attitude on the concept of occupation.
Great strategists are willing to invest in the future. They’re patient, they’re willing to make harder calls.
And this is something that really could change the world if you would have more people that A, would care about truth, but would not only get stuck in their process of finding truth, but would also apply their knowledge and rationality towards steering the future towards better outcomes.
The job of the human being, as you go through life, is to become less stupid.
I hate being angry and so I hate the adversary exchanges that you frequently find in the social sciences and actually in the physical sciences as well where people are snide and they use sarcasm.
A tool to help you consider an argument on its own merits instead of being tainted by your current feelings towards the person making it.
These virtual particles are really particles that simply are created from empty space, particle anti-particle pairs that exist for a time-scale so short that you can’t observe them by any measurement, but they're there.
I claim that reading quantum physics through Hegel and vice versa is very productive.
According to the biologist's view, if we are indeed inherently polygamists, we should have never been as happy as we are today because modernity would seem to enable our real nature to express itself.
The reason that eating and everything that involves is taboo is that it’s something we have in common with animals.
A clean environment should not be a luxury. It should be what people’s rights are as humans.
The lesson of the experiments of the last few years is that the standard model of particle physics as it was in the mid 70s is perfectly adequate.
We are very, very wired to spread ideas and that’s where the power of human innovation comes from.
I think we need tests and we need to apply those tests to individual teachers, to individual schools, to individual students and to individual parents.
As soon as we abandon the first intuitions we have, that we’re the ones in control of everything, then we can start sailing into the inner cosmos and discovering all sorts of new planets and life forms and things like that on the inside of our skulls.