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“In the teachings of the prophets, one reality shall always be attached to science: the reality of purity of spirit and good behavior,” he said.
“Knowledge and wisdom are pure and clear reality. Science is a light.”
He added that “only a pure researcher” free from “superstition, selfishness, material trappings” can discover that reality.
“The key to understanding the realities around us rests in the hands
of researchers: those who seek to discover
areas that are hidden,”
Mr. Ahmadinejad said. “The unknown sciences, the windows of reality they can open,
is only done through the efforts of scholars and learned people in this world.”
Without the instinct for learning and knowledge, he said,
“Humans would have always remained stranded in ignorance and would never have discovered how to improve the life we are given.”
We must allow people to speak their mind, to allow everyone to talk, so that the truth is eventually revealed by all.”
“Are these weapons to protect global security? What can a perpetual nuclear umbrella achieve for the sake of humanity? If nuclear war is waged between nuclear powers, what human catastrophe will take place?”