The human capacity for compassion is not a reflex that is triggered automatically by the presence of another living thing.
If there is technological advance without social advance, there is, almost automatically, an increase in human misery.
It is a retrogression when human beings begin to insist on uniform, on one-mindedness, on conditioning their offspring so that all their reactions are automatic.
Here's a startling fact: in the 45 years since the introduction of the automated teller machine, those vending machines that dispense cash, the number of human bank tellers employed in the United States has roughly doubled, from about a quarter of a million to a half a million.
In the late 1970s, when I was a professor at Caltech, I pioneered four instruments for analyzing genes and proteins that revolutionized modern biology - and one of these, the automated DNA sequencer, enabled the Human Genome Project.
I'm not an autobiographical writer, but I am a writer who deals with human emotion on all levels.
I believe the auto industry is a competition of human resources, competition of funding, competition of technology - and the competition is international.
My disposition as a human being is kind of a go-along-to-get-along person. I tend to trust authority.
No! on Human Rights and Freedom, on a subject that is as self-evident as that two and two make four, there is no need of any written authority.
As a preacher who is fully human, and clearly not divine, I can't speak as Jesus did. But I do seek to speak truth that carries weight and authority. All of us who preach the gospel aspire to speak under the authority of Jesus.
Freedom is about authority. Freedom is about the willingness of every single human being to cede to lawful authority a great deal of discretion about what you do.
Just as divine authority was legitimised by religious mythologies and human authority was legitimised by humanist ideologies, so high-tech gurus and Silicon Valley prophets are creating a new universal narrative that legitimises the authority of algorithms and Big Data.
Techno-humanism aims to amplify the power of humans, creating cyborgs and connecting humans to computers, but it still sees human interests and desires as the highest authority in the universe.
I do not believe in immortality of the individual, and I consider ethics to be an exclusively human concern with no superhuman authority behind it.
Whatever happened after the liberation of Krajina, this was in no way a violation of human rights by Croatian authorities.
Terrorist groups share an agenda of authoritarianism, misogyny, and intolerance. They are an affront to the common values encapsulated in the U.N. Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
It is often in the name of cultural integrity as well as social stability and national security that democratic reforms based on human rights are resisted by authoritarian governments.
No author ever drew a character consistent to human nature, but he was forced to ascribe to it many inconsistencies.
What SF author or fan isn't interested in human space travel? I've yet to meet one.