Quotes of Darwin

“ My theory of evolution is that Darwin was adopted. ”

- Steven Wright

“ To shoot a man because one disagrees with his interpretation of Darwin or Hegel is a sinister tribute to the supremacy of ideas in human affairs — but a tribute nevertheless. ”

- George Steiner

“ Darwin's dice have rolled badly for Earth. The human species is, in a word, an environmental abnormality. Perhaps a law of evolution is that intelligence usually extinguishes itself. ”

- Edward O. Wilson

“ Imagine a world without Darwin. Imagine a world in which Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace had not transformed our understanding of living things. What… would become baffling and puzzling…, in urgent need of explanation? The answer is: practically everything about living things… ”

- Helena Cronin

“ Darwin's theory of common descent does for biology what Galileo did for the planets. It was laid out in a book written for the general reader, the only bestseller to change man's conception of himself. An idea put forward in 1859 is still the cement that binds the marvellous discoveries of today… ”

- Steve Jones
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