"I'm a geophysicist and all my earth science books when I was a student, I had to give the wrong answer to get an A. We used to ridicule continental drift. It was something we laughed at. We learned of Marshall Kay's geosynclinal cycle, which is a bunch of crap."
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."Robert Ballard on Albert Einstein
"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."Robert Ballard on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control."Robert Ballard on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right a single experiment can prove me wrong."Robert Ballard on Albert Einstein
"Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss."Robert Ballard on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Most of the southern hemisphere is unexplored. We had more exploration ships down there during Captain Cook's time than now. It's amazing."
"I mean, there is amazing amount of oil and gas and other resources out beneath the sea. It's staggering."
"Fifty percent of our country that we own, have all legal jurisdiction, have all rights to do whatever we want, lies beneath the sea and we have better maps of Mars than that 50 percent."
"I mean, technology is amoral. It has no morality."
"I can't travel without Sudoku."