Charles Darwin

English natural scientist who formulated a theory of evolution by natural selection (1809-1882)

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A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections, -- a mere heart of stone.
An American Monkey after getting drunk on Brandy would never touch it again, and thus is much wiser than most men.
Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.
Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowlege: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
The fact of evolution is the backbone of biology, and biology is thus in the peculiar position of being a science founded on an improved theory, is it then a science or faith?
There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.
We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe, nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws, but the smallest insect, we wish to be created at once by special act.
We must, however, acknowledge as it seems to me, that a man with all his noble qualities...still bears in his bodily frame the indelible stamp of his lowly origin.
“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”

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