Although I cannot move and I have to speak through a computer, in my mind I am free.
My goal is simple. It is complete understanding of the universe, why it as it is and why it exists as all.
Stem cell research is the key to developing cures for degenerative conditions like Parkinson's and motor neuron disease from which I and many others suffer. The fact that the cells may come from embryos is not an objection, because the embryos are going to die anyway.
Bodies such as stars or black holes cannot just appear out of nothing. But a whole universe can.
I have found far greater enthusiasm for science in America than here in Britain. There is more enthusiasm for everything in America.
My advice to other disabled people would be, concentrate on things your disability doesn't prevent you doing well, and don't regret the things it interferes with. Don't be disabled in spirit as well as physically.