I think that good parenting should allow children to be children. That naivety and slightly open way of looking at the world is very valuable.
By discovering how our minds work, we can improve our learning power and unlock our true potential.
We can't any longer have the conventional understanding of genetics which everybody peddles because it is increasingly obvious that epigenetics - actually things which influence the genome's function - are much more important than we realised.
Man is a competitive creature, and the seeds of conflict are built deep into our genes. We fought each other on the savannah and only survived against great odds by organising ourselves into groups which would have had a common purpose, giving morale and fortitude.
I don't like seeing myself on television and I don't enjoy filming. What I actually enjoy is thinking about how I am going to express something or how we are going to make the visual metaphor.
Although religion might be useful in developing a solid moral framework - and enforcing it - we can quite easily develop moral intuitions without relying on religion.
Parents should talk to their children, even when they are babies and can't talk back.
We must not fail to recognise that television can be a hugely positive influence in children's lives, one of the greatest educators in contemporary society and an increasing influence on all the children followed in 'Child of Our Time.'
A young woman in her teens has about 300,000 eggs in her ovaries. By the time she is menopausal, none are left.
Women of child-bearing age steadily run out of eggs by the continuous process of cell death. While reading a copy of the 'Guardian' carefully from cover to cover, a normal woman will have lost on average two eggs - while, typically, a normal man will have made 70,000 new sperm.
My first vote was for a communist in east London when I was a medical student. But I've voted Tory, Labour and Lib Dem in my time.
You can now modify the genes of large animals, and the largest animal we are concerned with is the human.
There were never any doctors in my family. But my grandparents and my mother had a strong social conscience that was formative.
Surgeons always underestimate the pain and disability involved in what they do to people.
Robots may cut down on infection and mean a consultant can see more patients, but wouldn't you rather meet the doctor than a machine?
I don't believe the fertilised egg can be equated with the sort of human life that you and I represent, or our children represent.
Our aggression is a deep instinct which survives in all kinds of manifestations in modern man.
Ethics is not routinely taught to science students except in medicine, and I think it should be.
However pragmatic you are, it is very demanding being a new parent.
I don't know whether it is important to study science at a young age, though current thinking emphasises the need.
I like travelling on my own. It means I'm completely free to think about what's around me.
My father died when I was nine, but I came from a stable family environment, which I think does contribute to being well-behaved.
I love the French detective series 'Spiral.' It's quite brutal to watch, but I'm already hooked.
It is important that legislation keeps pace with scientific progress.
To build and strengthen new connections, the brain needs the challenge of fresh and unusual stimuli. .... There's a lot of evidence to suggest that repetition is bad for brain health, and novelty is good.
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