"Don't you remember what it was like, before you started staying ashore? When the wind made the sails crack, and the bow sent up spray to sparkle in the moonlight? The salt on your lips and the sea in your nose?"
It is difficult to figure out exactly how much SF's portrayals of scientists affect public perceptions, mostly because little research has been done. . . .
He knew it wasn't an accident / There was no oversight / no cause for excuse