Noam Chomsky is not only one of the most accomplished scientists of our age, he is also a vocal political activist.
In a recent interview with BBC's Evan Davis, Chomsky explains his reasoning behind calling the Republican Party the most dangerous organization in human history.
"It's an outrageous statement and when I said it I said, 'Look this is a very outrageous statememt.' But is it true?"
When Davis asked Chomsky whether he thinks the Republican Party is worse than Kim Jong Un's dictatorship or ISIS, Chomsky replied:
"Is ISIS dedicated to trying to destroy the prospects for organized human existence? What does it mean to say, not only are we not doing anything about climate change, but we are trying to accelerate the race to the precedence."
Davis then followed up by asking if it mattered whether the Republican Party genuinely believed in their policies.
"Doesn't matter if they genuinely believe it or not. But if the consequence of that is: 'Let's use more fossil fuels. Let's refuse to subsidize developing countries'…If that's the consequence, that's extremely dangerous."
Watch Chomsky's full interview here: