Stunning Quotes (3 quotes)
As our technology evolves, we will have the capacity to reach new, ever-increasing depths. The question is: What kind of technology, in the end, do we want to deploy in the far reaches of the ocean? Tools of science, ecology and documentation, or the destructive tools of heavy industry? Some parts of our oceans, like the rich and mysterious recesses of our Atlantic submarine canyons and seamounts, are so stunning and sensitive they deserve to be protected from destructive activities.
It is the tension between creativity and skepticism that has produced the stunning and unexpected findings of science.
[When I was a child] I grew up in Brooklyn, New York, and I was a street kid. [T]here was one aspect of that environment that, for some reason, struck me as different, and that was the stars. I could tell they were lights in the sky, but that wasnt an explanation. I mean, what were they? Little electric bulbs on long black wires, so you couldnt see what they were held up by? What were they? My mother said to me, "Look, weve just got you a library card get out a book and find the answer. It was in there. It was stunning. The answer was that the Sun was a star, except very far away. The dazzling idea of a universe vast beyond imagining swept over me. I sensed awe.