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Jeremy Rifkin
(26 Jan 1945 - )

economist, author and activist whose books include The Third Industrial Revolution and The Empathic Civilization: The Race to Global Consciousness in a World in Crisis. In the early 1980s, he expressed opposition to genetic engineering using lawsuits against the National Institute of Health and the University of California, Berkeley. He was concerned about genetically altered organisms entering the environment. By 1983, he was also actively opposing human genetic research. In 1986, he began efforts to prevent the Department of Defense from building a new biological weapons laboratory. Since then, he has continued to public express his opinions and seek followers.

Science Quotes by Jeremy Rifkin (4 quotes)

Human civilization is but a few thousand years long. Imagine having the audacity to think that we can devise a program to store lethal radioactive materials for a period of time that is longer than all of human culture to date.
— Jeremy Rifkin
In Jeremy Rifkin and Ted Howard, Entropy: Into the Greenhouse World (1980), 110.
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James Watt patented his steam engine on the eve of the American Revolution, consummating a relationship between coal and the new Promethean spirit of the age, and humanity made its first tentative steps into an industrial way of life that would, over the next two centuries, forever change the world.
— Jeremy Rifkin
In The Hydrogen Economy: The Creation of the Worldwide Energy Web and the Redistribution of Power on Earth (2002), 2.
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The mechanical world view is a testimonial to three men: Francis Bacon, Rene Descartes, and Isaac Newton. After 300 years we are still living off their ideas.
— Jeremy Rifkin
In Jeremy Rifkin and Ted Howard, Entropy: Into the Greenhouse World (1980), 19.
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The term ecology comes from the Greek word oikos, and means ‘the household.’ Ecological responsibility, then, begins at home and expands to fill the entire planet.
— Jeremy Rifkin
The Green Lifestyle Handbook
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Carl Sagan Thumbnail In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion. (1987) -- Carl Sagan
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