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Positive Quotes about Evolution

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In the long history of humankind (and animal-kind, too)
those who learned to collaborate and
improvise most effectively have prevailed.
- Charles Darwin

Related topics: Life Human-Nature Psychology Teamwork Collaboration

The first step in the evolution of ethics
is a sense of solidarity with other human beings.
- Albert Schweitzer

It is not the strongest of the species that survive,
nor the most intelligent,
but the one most responsive to change.
- Charles Darwin

In the struggle for survival,
the fittest win out at the expense of their rivals
because they succeed in adapting
themselves best to their environment.
- Charles Darwin

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Everything we believe is a matter of evolution and history.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have called this principle,
by which each slight variation, if useful, is preserved,
by the term of Natural Selection.
- Charles Darwin

On the ordinary view of each species
having been independently created,
we gain no scientific explanation.
- Charles Darwin

 

Breaking up is a natural evolution
when you try to figure out what you want in life.
If you're with an individual
who isn't moving in the same direction
and at the same rate that you are,
it ain't going to work.
- Usher Raymond

Man is descended from a hairy, tailed quadruped,
probably arboreal in its habits.
- Charles Darwin

You have to look at history as an evolution of society.
- Jean Chretien

There are no shortcuts in evolution.
- Louis D. Brandeis

I heard that Jesus had a pet dinosaur.
Evolution must be a myth then.
- John Bacon

Evolution, of course, is not something that simply
applies to life here on earth;
it applies to the whole universe.
- John Polkinghorne

It has become evident that the primary lesson of the
study of evolution is that all evolution is coevolution:
every organism is evolving in tandem with the organisms around it.
- Kevin Kelly

We must also be permitted to bear in mind that evolution,
though it may explain everything else,
cannot explain itself.
- Goldwin Smith

It's the lie of evolution that all man are just evolved
and that they're all equal,
and that all creatures are equal.
- Tim LaHaye

I have not the slightest doubt that this form of individuation
represents a higher stage in the evolution of mankind.
- Herbert Read

My recovery from manic depression has been an evolution,
not a sudden miracle.
- Patty Duke

We're all like little ants who scurry around with the
materials that are at hand right now.
Each generation finds new materials.
Its just evolution, isn't it?
- Beth Orton

Evolution is not a force but a process.
Not a cause but a law.
- John Morley

The worst censors are those prohibiting criticism of
the theory of evolution in the classroom.
- Phyllis Schlafly

Fears of creating new kinds of plagues or of altering
human evolution or of irreversibly altering the environment
were only some of the concerns that were rampant.
- Paul Berg

Biology is the science.
Evolution is the concept that makes biology unique.
- Jared Diamond

The causes of youth violence are working parents who
put their kids into daycare,
the teaching of evolution in the schools,
and working mothers who take birth control pills.
- Tom DeLay

Those early steps are very important in understanding the evolution.
But in themselves, maybe now you need the later records
to understand the significance of the earlier records!
- Evan Parker

Scientific knowledge is in perpetual evolution;
it finds itself changed from one day to the next.
- Jean Piaget

Non-violence leads to the highest ethics,
which is the goal of all evolution.
Until we stop harming all other living beings,
we are still savages.
- Thomas A. Edison

Evolution acts slowly.
Our psychological characteristics today are those that
promoted reproductive success in the ancestral environmen.
- Keith Henson

The argument for intelligent design basically depends on saying,
'You haven't answered every question with evolution,'...
Well, guess what? Science can't answer every question.
- Kenneth Miller

Evolution seems to close the heart to some of the plainest
spiritual truths while it opens the mind to the wildest
guesses advanced in the name of science.
- William Jennings Bryan

What we think of as our sensitivity is only the higher
evolution of terror in a poor dumb beast.
We suffer for nothing.
Our own death wish is our only real tragedy.
- Mario Puzo

The theory of undirected evolution is already dead,
but the work of science continues.
- Michael Behe

Evolution is fascinating to watch.
To me it is the most interesting when one can observe
the evolution of a single man.
- Shana Alexander

The Church's note must be a supernatural note which
distinguishes incarnation from immanence,
redemption from evolution, the Kingdom of God from mere spiritual process.
- Arthur Middleton

I think that's what makes life interesting -
the evolution of getting older,
and it's kinda fascinating to me, the whole process.
- Alexis Bledel

Today the theory of evolution is about as much open
to doubt as the theory that the earth goes round the sun.
- Richard Dawkins

We're in the midst of an evolution, not a revolution.
- James Levine

Evolution thus is merely contingent on certain processes articulated by Darwin:
variation and selection.
- Ernst Mayr

Well, take the evolution of the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
It began as hackers' rights.
Then it became general civil liberties of everybody -
government stay away.
- Esther Dyson

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.
- Kurt Vonnegut

My theory of evolution is that Darwin was adopted.
- Steven Wright

An honest observer of the evolution of conditions in
Egypt would discover that terrorism is an alien phenomenon,
strange to our values and heritage.
- Hosni Mubarak

Kubrick's vision seemed to be that humans are doomed,
whereas Clarke's is that humans are moving on to a
better stage of evolution.
- Marvin Minsky

Believing in evolution is believing in the unproved,
while believing in Christ is believing in the proven.
- Edwin Louis Cole

Coming to terms with the fear of death is conducive to healing,
positive personality transformation,
and consciousness evolution.
- Stanislav Grof

With the advent of genetic engineering the time required
for the evolution of new species may literally collapse.
- Dee Hock

The first and most important reason for its elimination
is the unquestioned fact that evolution is not a science;
it is a hypothesis only,
a speculation.
- William B. Riley

Evolution is baseless and quite incredible.
- John Ambrose Fleming

I'm still my parent's child, I'm still me,
but I made a choice.
I evolved into Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
I think it has to do with evolution.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

The evolution of sense is, in a sense,
the evolution of nonsense.
- Vladimir Nabokov

Theology made no provision for evolution.
The biblical authors had missed the most important revelation of all!
Could it be that they were not really privy to the thoughts of God?
- E. O. Wilson

A major fault, for example, is the fact that,
along with the materialist principle,
Darwin introduced into his theory of evolution reactionary Malthusian ideas.
- Trofim Lysenko

In the nineteenth century, many Anglican theologians,
both evangelical and catholic, embraced positively
the proposal of evolution.
- Arthur Peacocke

Promise yourself to live your life as a revolution
and not just a process of evolution.
- Anthony J. D'Angelo

I have been interested in phenomena involving complexity,
diversity and evolution since I was a young boy.
- Murray Gell-Mann

When the mother of the race is free,
we shall have a better world,
by the easy right of birth and by the calm,
slow, friendly forces of evolution.
- Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Scripture suggests that the elements in space were
created for the benefit of earth,
while evolution suggests that earth is an insignificant speck in vast space.
- Walter Lang

All the ills from which America suffers can be traced
to the teaching of evolution.
- William Jennings Bryan

Parents have a right to insist that godless evolution
not be taught to their children.
- Patrick Buchanan

So much the worse, it may be, for a particular meeting:
but the meeting is the individual,
which on evolution principles, must be sacrificed for
the development of the race.
- Arthur Cayley

Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution.
- Theodosius Dobzhansky

The progress of evolution from President Washington
to President Grant was alone evidence to upset Darwin.
- Henry B. Adams

I believe that history might be, and ought to be,
taught in a new fashion so as to make the meaning of
it as a process of evolution intelligible to the young.
- Thomas Huxley

For the first time in history we can track the evolution
of a pandemic in real time.
Influenza viruses are notorious for their rapid mutation
and unpredictable behaviour.
- Margaret Chan

Natural selection is not evolution.
- Ronald Fisher

A probing analysis of the problems of evolution forms the basis of my prose.
- Johannes Vilhelm Jensen

I think that many of my ideas are correct,
but I'll bet you, before my death other discoveries
will be made that will prompt me to alter various ideas
I have about human evolution.
- Donald Johanson

Creationist critics often charge that evolution cannot be tested,
and therefore cannot be viewed as a properly scientific subject at all.
This claim is rhetorical nonsense.
- Stephen Jay Gould

In microbiology the roles of mutation and selection
in evolution are coming to be better understood through
the use of bacterial cultures of mutant strains.
- Edward Lawrie Tatum

We are the facilitators of our own creative evolution.
- Bill Hicks

In fact, death seems to have been a rather late invention in evolution.
One can go a long way in evolution before encountering an authentic corpse.
- George Wald


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