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'Geological change usually takes thousands of years to happen but we are seeing the climate changing not just in our lifetimes but also year by year.'


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'I don't think we're yet evolved to the point where we're clever enough to handle a complex a situation as climate change. The inertia of humans is so huge that you can't really do anything meaningful.'


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'If we gave up eating beef we would have roughly 20 to 30 times more land for food than we have now.'


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'I'm a scientist, not a theologian. I don't know if there is a God or not. Religion requires certainty. Revere and respect Gaia. Have trust in Gaia. But not faith.'


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'If we gave up eating beef we would have roughly 20 to 30 times more land for food than we have now.'


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'I've got personal views on the '60s. You can't have freedom without paying the price for it.'


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'You mustn't take what I say as gospel because no one can second-guess the future.'


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'There aren't just bad people that commit genocide we are all capable of it. It's our evolutionary history.'


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'There is little evidence that our individual intelligence has improved through recorded history.'


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'One thing that being a scientist has taught me is that you can never be certain about anything. You never know the truth. You can only approach it and hope to get a bit nearer to it each time. You iterate towards the truth. You don't know it.'


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'There is little evidence that our individual intelligence has improved through recorded history.'


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'I have heard that the Saudi Arabians are paying Greenpeace to campaign against Nuclear Power. It wouldn't surprise me at all.'


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'The oil companies regard nuclear power as their rival, who will reduce their profits, so they put out a lot of disinformation about nuclear power.'


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'I'm a scientist, not a theologian. I don't know if there is a God or not. Religion requires certainty.'


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'It just so happens that the green religion is now taking over from the Christian religion. I don't think people have noticed that, but it's got all the sort of terms that religions use... The greens use guilt. That just shows how religious greens are. You'


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'I'm a scientist, not a theologian. I don't know if there is a God or not. Religion requires certainty. Revere and respect Gaia. Have trust in Gaia. But not faith.'


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'I'm a scientist, not a theologian. I don't know if there is a God or not. Religion requires certainty. Revere and respect Gaia. Have trust in Gaia. But not faith.'


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'Just after World War II, this country led the world in science by every way you could measure it, yet the number of scientists was a tiny proportion of what it is now.'


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'Science always uses metaphor.'


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'If you start any large theory, such as quantum mechanics, plate tectonics, evolution, it takes about 40 years for mainstream science to come around. Gaia has been going for only 30 years or so.'


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'Fudging the data in any way whatsoever is quite literally a sin against the holy ghost of science. I'm not religious, but I put it that way because I feel so strongly. It's the one thing you do not ever do. You've got to have standards.'


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'What I like about sceptics is that in good science you need critics that make you think: 'Crumbs, have I made a mistake here?' If you don't have that continuously, you really are up the creek. The good sceptics have done a good service, but some of the ma'


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'I'm a scientist, not a theologian. I don't know if there is a God or not. Religion requires certainty. Revere and respect Gaia. Have trust in Gaia. But not faith.'


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'Just after World War II, this country led the world in science by every way you could measure it, yet the number of scientists was a tiny proportion of what it is now.'


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'This programme to stop nuclear by 2020 is just crazy. If there were a nuclear war, and humanity were wiped out, the Earth would breathe a sigh of relief.'


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'If it hadn't been for the Cold War, neither Russia nor America would have been sending people into space.'

 

 

 

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