"What's different here is that we have now technologies that allow these life science companies to bypass classical breeding. That's what makes it both powerful and exciting."
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."Jeremy Rifkin on Albert Einstein
"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."Jeremy Rifkin on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control."Jeremy Rifkin on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right a single experiment can prove me wrong."Jeremy Rifkin on Albert Einstein
"Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss."Jeremy Rifkin on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"We now have an opportunity, though, to do something we didn't do in the industrial age, and that is to get a leg up on this, to bring the public in quickly, to have an informed debate."
"We were making the first step out of the age of chemistry and physics, and into the age of biology."
"In this country, the health concerns and the environmental concerns are as deep as in Europe. All the surveys show that. But here, we didn't have the cultural dimension. This is a fast-food culture."
"The position I took at the time was that we hadn't really examined any of the potential environmental consequences of introducing genetically modified organisms."
"The interesting thing is, while we die of diseases of affluence from eating all these fatty meats, our poor brethren in the developing world die of diseases of poverty, because the land is not used now to grow food grain for their families."