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To demonize the press, to characterize it as not just mistaken but malign, is to lay the groundwork for repression.
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The enemy in any democracy is not dissent, from either within or without.  Dissent, in fact, is essential.  The enemy is dishonesty, ignorance, indifference, intolerance.  The ability to hold journalists accountable has never been greater, and we take legitimate criticism as a challenge to do better.  Attempts to suppress, dismiss and control, on the other hand, we understand as exactly what Thomas Jefferson warned against.
   —  Nancy Gibbs
Editor of Time Magazine
From her editorial: “Jefferson’s Warning to the White House“, dtd: 13 February 2017
[Thomas Jefferson’s comment was that given the choice of government without newspapers, or newspapers without government, he’d choose newspapers over government.  —  KMAB]
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In the modern world, wars must be outlawed, because none of the global problems we are facing can be resolved by war —  not poverty, the environment, migration, population growth or shortages of resources.
   —  Mikhail Gorbachev
from his opinion piece titled: “It all looks as if the world is preparing for war
In “Time Magazine”, dtd: 13 February 2017
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…Baldwin’s insight remains: that, as we fight our evils, we must confront, without flinching, the history of this country that continues to shape who we are and limit who we can be.  In great pain and terror, we have to do this even as we bury our dead if we — and I mean all of us — are to be truly free.
  —  Eddie S. Glaude Jr.
From the article: “Black and white America look to James Baldwin to unpin us all from history
Appearing in Time Magazine, dtd: 29 August 2016, in the “Time Off” essay section
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And there’s always poetry in science if you stop to listen and look for it.
   —  Stephanie Zacharek
From her article: “Werner Herzog ponders the poetry of the Internet
Appearing in Time Magazine, dtd: 29 August 2016
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“The universe is hardwired to be an organic chemist,” says [Scott] Sandford.  “It’s not a very clean or tidy one, but it has  really big beakers and plenty of time.”
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Says NASA planetary scientist Chris McKay: “A hurricane is a self-organizing, self-propagating system with a life cycle.  It’s born, it grows, it eats, and then it dies.  Why isn’t it alive?”
The answer, in this view, is that it can’t remember what it’s doing or how it’s changed and pass those improvements on.
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Still, life as we know it —  warm, watery and carbon-based — might remain the best model.  Chemistry and evolution are both, in their own ways, lazy.  They take the simplest routes to elegant solutions.  Perhaps there are other ways to get the biological job done, but it’s hard to come up with a better alternative.
Ultimately, as many astrobiologists argue, the question of life in space might be as simple as a three-part formula: chemistry plus energy plus time.  McKay likes to cite what’s know as the zero-one-infinity rule, which applies in a lot of scientific theories but especially in the search for life.  We know that the number of planets in the universe with life is not zero.  We know so far that it’s at least one.  If we do find another, it makes no chemical or mathematical sense for the total potential figure not to be unlimited.
“So what we’re searching for,” says McKay, “is two.”  That search is as big as the universe — but so is the promise it holds.
  —  Jeffrey Kluger
From his article: “The Perfectly Sane Case For Life In Space
In Time Magazine, February 22-29, 2016
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Father Time is not always a hard parent, and, though he tarries for none of his children, often lays his hand lightly upon those who have used him well  —  making them old men and women inexorably enough, but leaving their hearts and spirits young and in full vigor.
   —  Sheldon Solomon
Skidmore College
From Alice Park’s article: “Alzheimer’s From A New Angle
In Time Magazine, February 22-29, 2016
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In the end, I’m not at all certain that Clinton can beat Trump.  He is free-form and anarchic and silly and devastating.  She is rote.  The answer to Dr. Majmudar’s question may involve a simplicity that eludes her.  To Beat Trump, she is going to have to be patient, dignified, self-deprecating, utterly factual and brutally honest (about herself).  Poetry isn’t going to work this year.
   —  Joe Klein
From his opinion piece: “To take out Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton must first stop acting like a politician
From the March 28, 2016 edition of Time Magazine
[Dr. Majmudar’s question was: “Leaving aside the negative rhetoric and attack ads, none of which have worked so far, can you share with us three specific points of your anti-Trump game plan?”   Just in case you were wondering…  —  KMAB]
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