They are in you and me; they created us, body and mind; and their preservation is the ultimate rationale for our existence ... they go by the name of genes, and we are their survival machines.
- Richard Dawkins (English biologist,1941-)in The Selfish Gene (1976)
"The species of whale known as the black right whale has four kilos of brains and 1,000 kilos of testicles. If it thinks at all, we know what it is thinking about."
Jon Lien, "Whale Professor" at St. John's University, Newfoundland, speaking to the Norwegian Telegram Agency (spring 1995).
"If excessive smoking actually plays a role in the production of lung cancer, it seems to be a minor one."
- Dr. W.C. Heuper of the National Cancer Institute, as quoted in the New York Times on April 14, 1954.
"For the majority of People, smoking has a beneficial effect."
- Dr. Ian G. Macdonald, Los Angeles surgeon, quoted in "Newsweek", Nov.18th 1963.