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Critics have objected on several grounds, from safety issues to environmental concerns. The GM debate once again raises the question of public trust in Science. There is a gap between the fears of some sections of the public, and the opinion of scientists that what they are doing is both useful and safe. Professor Sir Paul Nurse, Horizon: Science Under Attack, BBC 2011
We scientists hadn’t gone out there and asked what bothered the public. We hadn’t talked to them about the issue. We’d not had dialogue with them. Scientists had forgotten that we don’t operate in a bubble. We cannot take the public for granted. We have to talk to them. We have to communicate the issues. We have to earn their trust if Science really is going to benefit society. ibid.
Trust no-one. Trust only what the experiments and the data tell you. We have to continue to use that approach if we are to solve problems like Climate Change. ibid.
Scientists have got to get out there. They have to be open about everything they do. They do have to talk to the media. Even if it does sometimes put their reputation at doubt. Because if we do that, it will be filled by others who don’t understand the science, and who may be driven by politics or ideology. This is far too important to be left to the polemicists and commentators in the media. Scientists have to be there too. ibid.
And my communication to him is that he has great expectations. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations
Think like a wise man but express yourself like the common people. W B Yeats
It turns out that people overwhelmingly are not that interested in communicating with information, people are interested in communicating with each other. Howard Rheingold, author The Virtual Community, interview Horizon: The Electronic Frontier, 1993
Steve Jobs was a genius of the modern age. He gave us tools to change our lives and the way we communicate. Steve Jobs: iChanged The World, Channel 4 2011
SIGMA is the project which first established communications with the aliens and is still responsible for communications. Bill Cooper, Operation Majority, material released 31st May 1996
Around the world ancient rites and rituals are practised, but just who or what are we trying to communicate with? (Alien & Ancient Astronaut Theory & Communicate) Ancient Aliens s3e5: Aliens and Mysterious Rituals, BBC 2011
It’s the therapy. We’re learning how to communicate. The Sopranos: Pine Barrens s3e11 ***** starring James Gandolfini & Lorriane Bracco & Edie Falco & Michael Imperioli & Dominic Chianese & Steven van Zandt & Tony Sirico & Robert Iler et al, Tony to Carmela & Dr Melfi, HBO 2001
What we’ve got here is failure to communicate. Some men you just can’t reach. Cool Hand Luke 1967 starring Paul Newman & George Kennedy & Strother Martin & Jo van Fleet & Joy Harmon & Morgan Woodward & Luke Askew & Robert Donner & Clifton James et al, director Stuart Rosenberg, Governor
With fist closed? An army with fist open ... to lure the enemy. With fist closed ... to attack? That’s how you communicate, isn’t it? By citing example. By metaphor! Uzani’s army with ... with fist open. Star Trek: The Next Generation s5e2: Darmok, Picard
Imagery is everything to the Tamari. ibid. Troi
Messages on this channel only travel at the speed of light. Too slow for inter-stellar communications. Star Trek: Voyager s2e1: The 37’s, Harry on bridge
Men often hate each other because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don’t know each other; they don’t know each other because they cannot communicate; they cannot communicate because they are separated. Martin Luther King
The question is whether privileged elites should dominate mass communication and should use this power as they tell us they must, namely to impose necessary illusions to manipulate and deceive the stupid majority and remove them from the public arena. The question in brief is whether democracy and freedom are values to be preserved or threats to be avoided. In this possibly terminal phase of human existence democracy and freedom are more than values to treasure; they may be essential to survival. Professor Noam Chomsky
The essence of all true communication is a lack of inhibition, isn’t it? That’s the essence of it. Kenneth Williams, The Russell Harty Show
The more wonderful the means of communication, the more trivial, tawdry, or depressing its contents seemed to be. Arthur C Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey
Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills so that when important occasions arise, you will have the gift, the style, the sharpness, the clarity, and the emotions to affect other people. Jim Rohn
The easier you can communicate the faster change happens. James Burke, Connections s1e10: Yesterday, Tomorrow & You, BBC 1978
What can be communicated verbally should never be put in writing. Adolf Hitler
Communication is everyone’s panacea for everything. Tom Peters
Nothing has shrunk the globe more than … instant communication. The Genius of Invention III: Communication, BBC 2013
The electric telegraph was born out of a series of incremental steps. ibid.
Telstar had shrunk the wireless world. ibid.
As digital communications have multiplied, and NSA capabilities with them, the agency has shifted resources from surveillance of individual targets to the acquisition of communications on a planetary scale. Barton Gellman
The major advances in speed of communication and ability to interact took place more than a century ago. The shift from sailing ships to telegraph was far more radical than that from telephone to email! Noam Chomsky
The most powerful nations fear a new form of warfare that could bring them to their knees. In this age where armies, governments and economies all depend on a global infrastructure you don’t need guns and bombs to bring down a superpower. Morgan Freeman’s Through the Wormhole s5e7: How to Collapse a Superpower, Science 2014
In 1884 a Clydebuilt ship headed out of Glasgow and across the Atlantic ocean to Canada to become part of something truly groundbreaking. And this is her: the Mackay-Bennett … The creation of an underwater cable network that connected Britain with her future commonwealth for the first time, and in doing so sparked a communication revolution that would change the world for ever. Clydebuilt: The Ships that Made the Commonwealth II: CS Mackay-Bennett, BBC 2013
The real prize was the transatlantic telegraph. ibid.
Our voices have ascended into space announcing our presence to the universe … We await an answer from afar … In Search of s1e12 … A Call From Space, 1977
In theory this technique could be used to create a totally secure global communications network. These are the first steps of a completely unhackable quantum internet of the future. Made possible by quantum entanglement. Einstein’s Quantum Riddle ***** BBC 2020