In wilderness I sense the miracle of life, and behind it our scientific accomplishments fade to trivia.
The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage.
It turns out that advancing equal opportunity and economic empowerment is both morally right and good economics, because discrimination, poverty and ignorance restrict growth, while investments in education, infrastructure and scientific and technological research increase it, creating more good jobs and new wealth for all of us.
Scientific advancement should aim to affirm and to improve human life.
A lot of my research time is spent daydreaming - telling an imaginary admiring audience of laymen how to understand some difficult scientific idea.