Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry and president of the Royal SocietyI am very happy eating transgenic maize. Genetically modified foods can make a difference: adapted to drought or more nutrients in a crop such as Golden Rice, in which precursors of vitamin A are introduced and can help prevent childhood blindness.
Frank Wilczek, Physicist, MIT and Recipient, 2004 Nobel Prize in PhysicsWithout careful restraint and tact, researchers could wake up to discover they've enabled the creation of armies of powerful, clever, vicious paranoiacs
Oliver Hart, Nobel Prize winner in Economics and Professor at Harvard
disagrees $13,000 a year for every over-21-year-old American instead of all transfer payments would be better than the status quoBill Gates would get 13K, which is crazy. Raising taxes is costly and so redistribution should be targeted to those who need help most.
Eric Maskin, Nobel laureate in economics
disagrees $13,000 a year for every over-21-year-old American instead of all transfer payments would be better than the status quoA minimum income makes sense, but not at the cost of eliminating Social Security and Meidcare.
Robert J Shiller, Professor of economics at Yale and Nobel laureate
agrees Robot TaxA moderate tax on robots, even a temporary tax that merely slows the adoption of disruptive technology, seems a natural component of a policy to address rising inequality. Revenue could be targeted towards wage insurance, to help people replaced by new technology make the transition to a different career. This would accord with our natural sense of justice, and thus be likely to endure.
Randy W. Schekman, Nobel Prize winner in medicineI find it surprising that groups that are very supportive of science when it comes to global climate change, or even, for the most part, in the appreciation of the value of vaccination in preventing human disease, yet can be so dismissive of the general views of scientists when it comes to something as important as the world’s agricultural future.
Martin Chalfie, Nobel Prize winner in ChemistryI’m not so sure we’re any more special than other scientists who have looked at the evidence involved, but we have considerably more visibility because of the prize. I think that this behooves us, that when we feel that science is not being listened to, that we speak out.
Sir Richard Roberts, Nobel Prize winner in medicineIn our letter we call upon Greenpeace and like organizations to end their shameful campaign of propaganda and criminal destruction of crops improved by modern genetic technologies, such as GMOs.
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