Monday, 17 September 2012

Evolution

All evolution in thought and conduct must at first appear as heresy and misconduct. - George Bernard Shaw

As natural selection works solely by and for the good of each being, all corporeal and mental endowments will tend to progress toward perfection. - Charles Darwin

Evolution has never found a way to be any speed but very slow. - Jaron Lainer

Evolution is a tinkerer. - Francois Jacob

Evolution is like walking on a rolling barrel. The walker isn't so much interested in where the barrel is going as he is in keeping on top of it. - Robert Frost

Evolution is not finished; reason is not the last word nor the reasoning animal the supreme figure of Nature. As man emerged out of the animal, so out of man the superman emerges. - Sri Aurobindo

In short, evolution is not so much progress as it is simply change. It does not leave all its primitive forms behind. It carries them over from age to age, well knowing that they are the precious base of the pyramid on which the more fantastic and costly experiments must be carried. - Donald Culross Peattie

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

Of course, like every other man of intelligence and education, I do believe in organic evolution. It surprises me that at this late date such questions should be raised. - Woodrow Wilson

One general law, leading to the advancement of all organic beings, namely, multiply, vary, let the strongest live and the weakest die. - Charles Darwin

The advance of genetic engineering makes it quite conceivable that we will begin to design our own evolutionary progress. - Isaac Asimov

The evolution of the brain not only overshot the needs of prehistoric man, it is the only example of evolution providing a species with an organ which it does not know how to use. - Arthur Koestler

The old must pass away. It has served its purpose in the cycles of evolution and must now make way for a new, more expanded and more fruitful manifestation. - David Spangler

This is what evolution means – ordered progress; development from poorer to richer, from lower to higher, from less to greater--progress. In the material universe, progress to higher forms; in the moral universe, progress to higher life. - Lyman Abbott

Unbroken Evolution under uniform conditions pleased everyone – except curates and bishops; it was the very best substitute for religion; a safe, conservative practical, thoroughly Common-Law deity. - Henry Adams

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