Evolution is what it is. The upper classes have always died out; it's one of the most charming things about them.
Evolution is fascinating to watch. To me it is the most interesting when one can observe the evolution of a single man.
There are no shortcuts in evolution.
The expression often used by Mr. Herbert Spencer of the Survival of the Fittest is more accurate, and is sometimes equally convenient.
The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge.
My theory of evolution is that Darwin was adopted.
Progress has not followed a straight ascending line, but a spiral with rhythms of progress and retrogression, of evolution and dissolution.
We are the facilitators of our own creative evolution.
All the evolution we know of proceeds from the vague to the definite.
God created a number of possibilities in case some of his prototypes failed -- that is the meaning of evolution.
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
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.
The probability of life originating from accident is comparable to the probability of the unabridged dictionary resulting from an explosion in a printing shop.
Natural selection, as it has operated in human history, favors not only the clever but the murderous.
If God is indeed in the body—and consciousness and physiology are, from an evolutionary perspective, inextricably linked—we must acknowledge that divine consciousness is available in and through physicality.
Evolution has developed man to such a high degree that he builds zoos to keep his ancestors in cages.
It is disturbing to discover in oneself these curious revelations of the validity of the Darwinian theory. If it is true that we have sprung from the ape, there are occasions when my own spring appears not to have been very far.
I was a young man with uninformed ideas. I threw out queries, suggestions, wondering all the time over everything; and to my astonishment the ideas took like wildfire. People made a religion of them.
All the ills from which America suffers can be traced to the teaching of evolution
We seem to exist in a hazardous time, Driftin' along here through space; Nobody knows just when we begun, Or how far we've gone in the race.
Evolution is the law of policies: Darwin said it, Socrates endorsed it, Cuvier proved it and established it for all time in his paper on ''The Survival of the Fittest.'' These are illustrious names, this is a mighty doctrine: nothing can ever remove it from its firm base, nothing dissolve it, but evolution.
Disaster is a natural part of my evolution. Toward tragedy and dissolution.
Intelligence is no human sideshow but an evolutionary main event. The power to foresee, to call upon the past in terms of the future, to evaluate, to imagine solutions, is a power flowing from old time springs. The human mind may be denied the policeman\'s privilege of arresting this instinct or that. It may sit as no more than a moderator in the eternal instinctual debate. But it is a moderator with unlimited investigative powers.
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