- It's unnecessary to introduce magic into the explanation of physical and biological phenomena when in fact there is every likelihood that the continuation of research as it is now practiced will indeed fill all the gaps that Sheldrake draws attention to.
- This century has been so rich in discovery and so packed with technical innovation that it is tempting to believe that there can never be another like it. That conceit betrays the poverty of our collective imagination.
- Introduction of What remains to be discovered: mapping the secrets of the universe, the origins of life, and the future of the human race. Martin Kessler Books. 1998. p. 1. ISBN 068482292X.