Quotes: evolution

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  • B. F. Skinner
    B. F. Skinner
    American psychologist, behaviorist and author 1904-1990
    B. F. Skinner
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    A person's genetic endowment, a product of the evolution of the species, is said to explain part of the workings of his mind and his personal history the rest.
  • Alfred Noyes
    Alfred Noyes
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    At a certain stage in his evolution, man himself had been able to lay hold upon a higher order of things, which raised him above the level of the beasts that perish, and enabled him to see, at least in the distance, the shining towers of the City of God.
  • Ben Carson
    Ben Carson
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    Evolution and creationism both require faith. It's just a matter of where you choose to place that faith.
  • Herbert Spencer
    Herbert Spencer
    British Philosopher 1820-1903
    Herbert Spencer
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    Evolution is a change from an indefinite, incoherent homogeneity, to a definite coherent heterogeneity.
  • Bill Nye
    Bill Nye
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    Evolution is a theory, and it's a theory that you can test. We've tested evolution in many ways. You can't present good evidence that says evolution is not a fact.
  • John Morley
    John Morley
    British journalist, statesman 1838-1923
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    Evolution is not a force but a process. Not a cause but a law.
  • Bill Nye
    Bill Nye
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    Evolution is the fundamental idea in all of life science - in all of biology.
  • Richard Dawkins
    Richard Dawkins
    English ethologist, evolutionary biologist and author 1941-
    Richard Dawkins
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    Evolution never looks to the future.
  • Bruce Lipton
    Bruce Lipton
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    For science, the end of the evolution struggle is simply represented by 'survival.' As for the means to that end, apparently anything goes. Darwinism leaves humanity without a moral compass.
  • Graham Greene
    Graham Greene
    English writer 1904-
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    God created a number of possibilities in case some of his prototypes failed - that is the meaning of evolution.
  • Konrad Lorenz
    Konrad Lorenz
    Austrian zoologist, ethologist, and ornithologist 1903-1989
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    Historians will have to face the fact that natural selection determined the evolution of cultures in the same manner as it did that of species.
  • Kurt Vonnegut Jr
    Kurt Vonnegut Jr
    American novelist 1922-
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    I was taught that the human brain was the crowning glory of evolution so far, but I think it's a very poor scheme for survival.
  • Alfred N. Whitehead
    Alfred N. Whitehead
    English philosopher and mathematician 1861-1947
    Alfred N. Whitehead
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    In formal logic, a contradiction is the signal of defeat, but in the evolution of real knowledge it marks the first step in progress toward a victory.
  • Arthur Peacocke
    Arthur Peacocke
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    In the nineteenth century, many Anglican theologians, both evangelical and catholic, embraced positively the proposal of evolution.
  • Havelock Ellis
    Havelock Ellis
    British psychologist 1859-1939
    Havelock Ellis
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    It is curious how there seems to be an instinctive disgust in Man for his nearest ancestors and relations. If only Darwin could conscientiously have traced man back to the Elephant or the Lion or the Antelope, how much ridicule and prejudice would have been spared to the doctrine of Evolution.
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