William Clark Quotes

As our own species is in the process of proving, one cannot have superior science and inferior morals. The combination is unstable and self-destroying.

William Clark

Human judges can show mercy. But against the laws of nature, there is no appeal.

William Clark

Science demands patience.

William Clark

A single test which proves some piece of theory wrong is more valuable than a hundred tests showing that idea might be true.

William Clark

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

William Clark

All explorers are seeking something they have lost. It is seldom that they find it, and more seldom still that the attainment brings them greater happiness than the quest.

William Clark

My favourite definition of "Intellectual" is: "Someone who has been educated beyond his/her intelligence."

William Clark

Perhaps our role on this planet is not to worship God but to create Him.

William Clark

If we have learned one thing from the history of invention and discovery, it is that, in the long run and often in the short one the most daring prophecies seem laughably conservative.

William Clark

The dinosaurs disappeared because they could not adapt to their changing environment. We shall disappear if we cannot adapt to an environment that now contains spaceships, computers and thermonuclear weapons.

William Clark

Communication technologies are necessary, but not sufficient, for us humans to get along with each other. This is why we still have many disputes and conflicts in the world. Technology tools help us to gather and disseminate information, but we also need qualities like tolerance and compassion to achieve greater understanding between peoples and nations.

William Clark

One of the biggest roles of science fiction is to prepare people to accept the future without pain and to encourage a flexibility of mind. Politicians should read science fiction, not westerns and detective stories. Two-thirds of 2001 is realistic hardware and technology to establish background for the metaphysical, philosophical, and religious meanings later.

William Clark

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