Quotations on Evolution

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The progress of evolution from President Washington to President Grant was alone evidence to upset Darwin.
- Henry B. Adams
(Keywords: Progress, Evolution, President, Washington)

There is also work to do in the evolution of a stable family life and values, and in ensuring that the Nigerian family is built on core values that will form the bedrock of the future society. We must showcase the ideals of family life and be models of family values.
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Keywords: Family, Life, Work, Society, Values, Evolution, Future, Ideals, Will)

Rest assured that whatever station of life we are placed, princely or lowly, it contains the lessons and experiences necessary at the moment for our evolution, and gives us the best advantage for the development of ourselves.
- Edward Bach
(Keywords: Life, Development, Evolution, Rest)

I heard that Jesus had a pet dinosaur. Evolution must be a myth then.
- John Bacon
(Keywords: Pet, Evolution, Myth)

In art there are only fast or slow developments. Essentially it is a matter of evolution, not revolution.
- Bela Bartok
(Keywords: Art, Evolution, Revolution)

There's 40 or 50 songs that nobody's heard that I've done in between albums. There's a whole evolution from Midnite Vultures to Sea Change that's never been released.
- Beck
(Keywords: Change, Evolution, Sea, Songs)

The theory of undirected evolution is already dead, but the work of science continues.
- Michael Behe
(Keywords: Science, Work, Evolution, Theory)

In any case, in so far as our knowledge of the universe carries us, the advent of civilization for the first time on our globe represents the highest ascent of the life processes to which evolution had anywhere attained.
- James H. Breasted
(Keywords: Life, Time, Civilization, Knowledge, Evolution, First, Universe)

All the ills from which America suffers can be traced to the teaching of evolution.
- William Jennings Bryan
(Keywords: America, Evolution, Teaching)

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
(Keywords: Science, Heart, Evolution, Mind, Name, Spiritual)

Parents have a right to insist that godless evolution not be taught to their children.
- Patrick Buchanan
(Keywords: Children, Evolution, Parents, Right)

In the span of my own lifetime I observed such wondrous progress in plant evolution that I look forward optimistically to a healthy, happy world as soon as its children are taught the principles of simple and rational living.
- Luther Burbank
(Keywords: Progress, Children, Evolution, Living, Principles, World)

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
(Keywords: Development, Evolution, May, Meeting, Principles, Race)

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
(Keywords: History, Time, Evolution, First)

Love is a sacred reserve of energy; it is like the blood of spiritual evolution.
- Teilhard de Chardin
(Keywords: Love, Blood, Energy, Evolution, Spiritual)

Promise yourself to live your life as a revolution and not just a process of evolution.
- Anthony J. D'Angelo
(Keywords: Life, Evolution, Revolution, Promise)

We are so arrogant, we forget that we are not the reason for evolution, we are not the point of evolution. We are part of evolution. Unfortunately, we believe that we've been created to dominate the planet, to dominate nature. Ain't true.
- Ted Danson
(Keywords: Nature, Evolution, Forget, Reason)

The theory of evolution by cumulative natural selection is the only theory we know of that is in principle capable of explaining the existence of organized complexity.
- Richard Dawkins
(Keywords: Complexity, Evolution, Existence, Theory)

Today the theory of evolution is about as much open to doubt as the theory that the earth goes round the sun.
- Richard Dawkins
(Keywords: Doubt, Earth, Evolution, Open, Sun, Theory, Today)

This communication alone, by the comparison of the antagonisms, rivalries, movements which give birth to decisive moments, permits the evolution of the soul, whereby a man realizes himself on earth. It is impossible to be concerned with anything else in art.
- Robert Delaunay
(Keywords: Art, Soul, Communication, Earth, Evolution, Man, Moments)

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
(Keywords: Control, Birth control, Causes, Evolution, Kids, Mothers, Parents, Schools, Teaching, Violence, Youth)

It is ironic that the one thing that all religions recognize as separating us from our creator, our very self-consciousness, is also the one thing that divides us from our fellow creatures. It was a bitter birthday present from evolution.
- Annie Dillard
(Keywords: Birthday, Evolution, Present, Self)

The evolution of humans can not only be seen as the grand total of their wars; it is also defined by the evolution of the human mind and the development of the human consciousness.
- Friedrich Durrenmatt
(Keywords: Development, Consciousness, Evolution, Mind)

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
(Keywords: Government, Civil liberties, Evolution, Rights)

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
(Keywords: Goal, Ethics, Evolution, Living)

One thing that really appeals to me is this idea of music being a living thing that has an evolution that, in a way, enables the artist to sell a process rather than a piece of product.
- Peter Gabriel
(Keywords: Music, Idea, Artist, Being, Evolution, Living)

Since when has the world of computer software design been about what people want? This is a simple question of evolution. The day is quickly coming when every knee will bow down to a silicon fist, and you will all beg your binary gods for mercy.
- Bill Gates
(Keywords: Design, People, Gods, Computer, Day, Evolution, Mercy, Question, Software, Want, Will, World)

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
(Keywords: Mother, Evolution, Race, Right, World)

God created a number of possibilities in case some of his prototypes failed - that is the meaning of evolution.
- Graham Greene
(Keywords: God, Evolution, Meaning, Possibilities)

Coming to terms with the fear of death is conducive to healing, positive personality transformation, and consciousness evolution.
- Stanislav Grof
(Keywords: Death, Fear, Positive, Consciousness, Evolution, Healing, Personality)

The dripping... well, if it happens, it happens; it does not take anything from the work. The dripping just proves that you were not trying to control the work, but the work was developing by itself and if it drips, it's a natural part in the evolution of the work.
- Keith Haring
(Keywords: Work, Control, Evolution, Trying)

And, you know, the fact is, if you believe in evolution, we all have a common ancestor, and we all have a common ancestry with the plant in the lobby. This is what evolution tells us. And, it's true. It's kind of unbelievable.
- Jeff Hawkins
(Keywords: Ancestry, Evolution, Fact)

Evolution acts slowly. Our psychological characteristics today are those that promoted reproductive success in the ancestral environmen.
- Keith Henson
(Keywords: Success, Evolution, Today)

With the advent of genetic engineering the time required for the evolution of new species may literally collapse.
- Dee Hock
(Keywords: Time, Engineering, Evolution, May)

Today, no less than in the past, the tetrahedral form of the earth and the relation of the tetrahedron to the poles and to the equator preserve the conditions that favor rapid evolution.
- Ellsworth Huntington
(Keywords: Earth, Evolution, Past, Today)

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
(Keywords: History, Evolution, Fashion, Meaning)

Sexual self-restraint is only a preliminary stage in the ego's evolution.
- Muhammed Iqbal
(Keywords: Ego, Evolution, Self)

The ultimate purpose of religious life is to make this evolution move in a direction far more important to the destiny of the ego than the moral health of the social fabric which forms his present environment.
- Muhammed Iqbal
(Keywords: Health, Life, Purpose, Destiny, Direction, Ego, Environment, Evolution, Present, Religious)

During half a century of literary work, I have endeavoured to introduce the philosophy of evolution into the sphere of literature, and to inspire my readers to think in evolutionary terms.
- Johannes Vilhelm Jensen
(Keywords: Work, Evolution, Literary, Literature, Philosophy)

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
(Keywords: Death, Ideas, Evolution, Will)

In the most important sense a creationist is a person who believes in creation, and that includes people who believe that Genesis is a myth and that creation involved a process called evolution and consumed billions of years.
- Phillip E. Johnson
(Keywords: People, Creation, Evolution, Myth, Sense, Years)

There is nothing besides a spiritual world; what we call the world of the senses is the Evil in the spiritual world, and what we call Evil is only the necessity of a moment in our eternal evolution.
- Franz Kafka
(Keywords: Evil, Evolution, Necessity, Nothing, Senses, Spiritual, World)

There are the further difficulties of building a population out of a diversity of races, each at a different stage of cultural evolution, some in need of restraint, many in need of protection; everywhere a bewildering Babel of tongues.
- Arthur Keith
(Keywords: Building, Difficulties, Diversity, Evolution, Population, Protection, Restraint)

There are very few men and women in whom a Universalist feeling is altogether lacking; its prevalence suggests that it must be part of our inborn nature and have a place in Nature's scheme of evolution.
- Arthur Keith
(Keywords: Men, Nature, Women, Evolution, Feeling)

This is actually a very important principle that science is learning about large systems like evolution and that futurists are learning about anticipating human society: just because a future scenario is plausible doesn't mean we can get there from here.
- Kevin Kelly
(Keywords: Science, Evolution, Future, Learning)

But in fact, when you try to model that on a computer you find that because of the very structure of matter and of the chemical bonds that are the basis of every organism, evolution is not random at all. It will tend to follow certain paths.
- Kevin Kelly
(Keywords: Computer, Evolution, Fact, Will)

It may part of a one way evolution... or it may be we are currently on the downside of an innocence cycle where one day, with an up cycle, sweet will be entertaining again.
- Christopher Knight
(Keywords: Day, Evolution, Innocence, May, Will)

Music is one of those things that is constantly going in my head all the time. It's sort of like the evolution and creation of doing food, or my philosophy about wine. It's always beating in my head, so it keeps the spirit moving.
- Emeril Lagasse
(Keywords: Music, Food, Time, Creation, Evolution, Philosophy, Spirit, Wine)

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
(Keywords: Lie, Evolution, Man)

Essential to the theory of evolution is the premise that everything has come into being by itself.
- Walter Lang
(Keywords: Being, Evolution, Theory)



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