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For every living creature that succeeds in getting a footing in life there are thousands or millions that perish. There is an enormous random scattering for every seed that comes to life. This does not remind us of intelligent human design. "If a man in order to shoot a hare, were to discharge thousands of guns on a great moor in all possible directions; if in order to get into a locked room, he were to buy ten thousand casual keys, and try them all; if, in order to have a house, he were to build a town, and leave all the other houses to wind and weather - assuredly no one would call such proceedings purposeful and still less would anyone
behind these proceedings a higher wisdom, unrevealed reasons, and superior prudence."
There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of
out of such a trifling investment of fact.
To be willing to die for an idea is to set a rather high price on
To die for an idea is to place a pretty high price on
To die for an idea is to set a rather high price upon
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