Instead, in the absence of respect for human rights, science and its offspring technology have been used in this century as brutal instruments for oppression.
When, as we must often do, we fear science, we really fear ourselves.
Though neglectful of their responsibility to protect science, scientists are increasingly aware of their responsibility to society.
For science must breathe the oxygen of freedom.
Young people ask me if this country is serious about science. They aren't thinking about the passport that they will hold, but the country that they must rely on for support and encouragement.
It is this, at its most basic, that makes science a humane pursuit; it acknowledges the commonality of people's experience.
Science gives us a powerful vocabulary, and it is impossible to produce a vocabulary with which one can only say nice things.
Better to die in the pursuit of civilized values, we believed, than in a flight underground. We were offering a value system couched in the language of science.
Human dignity is better served by embracing knowledge.
Science exists, moreover, only as a journey toward troth. Stifle dissent and you end that journey.