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Go as far as you can, [young scientists]. The world needs you badly.
The human juggernaut is permanently eroding Earth's ancient biosphere.
I reached a frontier of biology so strange, so rich, that it seemed as though it exists on another planet.
The variety of genes on the planet in viruses exceeds, or is likely to exceed, that in all of the rest of life combined.
[In scientific research,] march away from the sound of the guns.
Observe from a distance, but do not join the fray. Make a fray of your own.
Each of these [bacterial] species are masterpieces of evolution.
Each has persisted for thousands to millions of years. Each is exquisitely adapted to the environment in which it lives, interlocked with other species to form ecosystems upon which our own lives depend in ways we have not begun even to imagine.
Consider the nematode roundworm, the most abundant of all animals.
Four out of five animals on Earth are nematode worms - if all solid materials except nematode worms were to be eliminated, you could still see the ghostly outline of most of it in nematode worms.
I turned to the teeming small creatures that can be held between the thumb and forefinger: the little things that compose the foundation of our ecosystems, the little things, as I like to say, who run the world.
I've come on a special mission on behalf of my constituency, which are the 10-to-the-18th-power - a million trillion - insects and other small creatures, to make a plea for them.
In the attempt to make scientific discoveries, every problem is an opportunity - and the more difficult the problem, the greater will be the importance of its solution.
If we were to wipe out insects alone on this planet, the rest of life and humanity with it would mostly disappear from the land. Within a few months.