Why We Should Go Into Space
His daughter, Lucy Hawking
"Science affects all of us and it matters to all of us and it will do even more so in the future. The children of today are the adults of tomorrow and they need to have a basic understanding of science if they're going to make the kind of decisions that will affect us all. And we're going to need scientists as well, not just to work on space travel, but to work on issues that face us all like climate change or fuel sources or food production."
"It is not clear that intelligence confers a long-term survival advantage. Bacteria and insects will survive quite happily even if our so-called intelligence lead us to destroy ourselves."