I doubt that most people with short-term thinking love the natural world enough to save it.
America in particular imposes an horrendous burden on the world. We have this wonderful standard of living but it comes at enormous cost.
Ideas emerge when a part of the real or imagined world is studied for its own sake.
Our brain is mapping the world. Often that map is distorted, but it's a map with constant immediate sensory input.
The ant world is a tumult, a noisy world of pheromones being passed back and forth.
The world depends on fungi, because they are major players in the cycling of materials and energy around the world.
So in my freshman year at the University of Alabama, learning the literature on evolution, what was known about it biologically, just gradually transformed me by taking me out of literalism and increasingly into a more secular, scientific view of the world.
Ants are the dominant insects of the world, and they've had a great impact on habitats almost all over the land surface of the world for more than 50-million years.
But once the ants and termites jumped the high barrier that prevents the vast variety of evolving animal groups from becoming fully social, they dominated the world.
Well, let me tell you, ants are the dominant insects. They make up as much as a quarter of the biomass of all insects in the world. They are the principal predators. They're the cemetery workers.
I believe Android will be stronger in the developing world than it is in the developed world.
The entire world is now a rival to Silicon Valley. No country, state, region, nor city has a lock on innovation in technology anymore.
The more entrepreneurs in the world that are getting their ideas financed, the more great companies there are going to be that we can all invest in.
I support legal immigration. I don't support amnesty because it is not fair to people standing in line at consulates around the world.
I am not sure that it is of the first importance that you should be happy. Many an unhappy man has been of deep service to himself and to the world.
There is little for the great part of the history of the world except the bitter tears of pity and the hot tears of wrath.
The world must be made safe for democracy. Its peace must be planted upon the tested foundations of political liberty.
The world is not looking for servants, there are plenty of these, but for masters, men who form their purposes and then carry them out, let the consequences be what they may.
A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
It does not matter how you came into the world, what matters is that you are here.
It's inconceivable to some people that that wouldn't be the sexiest thing to do in the whole world: to be a movie star, and make money, and be pampered, and whatever.
Plastic surgery and breast implants are fine for people who want that, if it makes them feel better about who they are. But, it makes these people, actors especially, fantasy figures for a fantasy world. Acting is about being real being honest.
The things that make me happiest in the whole world are going on the occasional picnic, either with my children or with my partner; big family gatherings; and being able to go to the grocery store - if I can get those things in, I'm doing good.
I remember eating in school in the years after the Second World War. Most of my friends had miserable portions of Spam with an inedible, glutinous pudding served in containers we called 'coffins.' As a vegetarian, I had a lump of loathsome cheese and some bread.
I used to work for the World Health Organisation in poor countries all over the world - Bangladesh, Korea, the Philippines and India. You learn a whole range of things about how other people are living and try to connect with them to gain an understanding of where they're coming from.
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