"[Baghdad] is full of cars, including some flashy ones, and luxury shops are mushrooming everywhere as people insist they wish to live their lives “to the full.”There are concerts and fashion shows, even political satires."
"[Iraq] is the only Arab nation so far to have changed government five times through elections and not through military coups, civil wars or assassinations."
"Science is not a magic wand that turns everything it touches to truth. Instead, “science operates as a procedure of uncertainty reduction,” said Nosek, of the Center for Open Science. “The goal is to get less wrong over time.” This concept is fundamental — whatever we know now is only our best approximation of the truth. We can never presume to have everything right."