"Of all the failed technologies that litter the onward march of science - steam carriages, zeppelins, armoured trains - none has been so catastrophic to prosperity as the last century's attempt to generate electricity from nuclear fission."
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."James Buchan on Albert Einstein
"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."James Buchan on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control."James Buchan on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right a single experiment can prove me wrong."James Buchan on Albert Einstein
"Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss."James Buchan on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Any new financial order for the world must tackle the three chief challenges of our age."
"There are signs that the age of petroleum has passed its zenith. Adjusted for inflation, a barrel of crude oil now sells for three times its long-run average. The large western oil companies, which cartellised the industry for much of the 20th century, are now selling more oil than they find, and are thus in the throes of liquidation."
"Rarely in modern times has there been such a revolution in commercial sentiment as occurred in 2008, or such a display in government and business of panic and helplessness."
"Profits in business always depend on the rate of interest: the higher the interest, the higher the rate of profit required."
"Up until the Depression, recession had a moral character: it was supposed to purge the body economic of the greed and excess that attends a business expansion."