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Famous Evolution Quotes

If you start any large theory, such as quantum mechanics, plate tectonics, evolution, it takes about 40 years for mainstream science to come around. Gaia has been going for only 30 years or so. – James Lovelock

The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the universe to know itself. – Carl Sagan

With evolution, things are always changing, so I sort of think: Should we all be growing three heads? – Karl Pilkington

For a photographer, sharks are a stirring subject, possessing a perfect blend of grace and power. They have been sculpted by evolution and are ideally suited for whichever ecosystem they inhabit, from coral reefs to the open ocean. – Brian Skerry

Those who do not move, do not notice their chains. – Rosa Luxemburg

One thing: you have to walk, and create the way by your walking; you will not find a ready-made path. It is not so cheap, to reach to the ultimate realization of truth. You will have to create the path by walking yourself; the path is not ready-made, lying there and waiting for you. It is just like the sky: the birds fly, but they don’t leave any footprints. You cannot follow them; there are no footprints left behind. – Osho

There are no shortcuts in evolution. – Louis D. Brandeis

The world doesn’t change in front of your eyes, it changes behind your back. – Terry Hayes

It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change. – Leon C. Megginson

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Evolution is an indispensable component of any satisfying explanation of our psychology. – Steven Pinker

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

Evolution, of course, is not something that simply applies to life here on earth; it applies to the whole universe. – John Polkinghorne

Where there is age there is evolution, where there is life there is growth. – Anjelica Huston

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

As far as I’m concerned, if there is a supreme being then He chose organic evolution as a way of bringing into existence the natural world… which doesn’t seem to me to be necessarily blasphemous at all. – David Attenborough

Evolution isn’t true, because if we evolved from monkeys, how can they still be here? – Stephen Baldwin

Evolution is a tightly coupled dance, with life and the material environment as partners. From the dance emerges the entity Gaia. – James Lovelock

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

We believe that separation is a logical next step in Tyco’s evolution. – Ed Breen

The story of ‘Mirror Mirror’ is in many ways a story about evolution. It’s about the evolution of a child into an adult. It’s about the evolution of those dwarves into something a little less rock-like, a little more humanoid. It’s about the evolution of history, too, from the darkness of the Middle Ages into the light of the Age of Reason. – Gregory Maguire

Each human being exists because there’s something they have to offer for the evolution of the universe that only they can fulfill. – Herbie Hancock

We’re not going to make Evolution or any of our other products depend on Mono anytime in the near future. – Nat Friedman

encouraging evolution quotes

I’m here as a product of process of evolution, which doesn’t make very many exceptions. And which rates life relatively cheaply. – Christopher Hitchens

Promise yourself to live your life as a revolution and not just a process of evolution. – Anthony D’Angelo

The human’s place in the universe will be set in the scheme of evolution, the product of our biological inheritance. – Walter Gilbert

The study of evolution is an evolution in itself. – Hendrik Poinar

You have to look at history as an evolution of society. – Jean Chretien

Science is the refusal to believe on the basis of hope. – Carrie Snow

Evolution thus is merely contingent on certain processes articulated by Darwin: variation and selection. – Ernst Mayr

For science, the end of the evolution struggle is simply represented by ‘survival.’ As for the means to that end, apparently anything goes. Darwinism leaves humanity without a moral compass. – Bruce Lipton

I used to steal my father’s cologne, and it was so strong. My mother would always know when I did because it was so intrusive. That’s why I like Evolution – it’s a strong yet subtle scent. – Trey Songz

Scientific knowledge is in perpetual evolution; it finds itself changed from one day to the next. – Jean Piaget

Natural selection, as it has operated in human history, favors not only the clever but the murderous. – Barbara Ehrenreich

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

God created a number of possibilities in case some of his prototypes failed – that is the meaning of evolution. – Graham Greene

In the evolution of mankind there has always been a certain degree of social coherence. – Herbert Read

Human life is driven forward by its dim apprehension of notions too general for its existing language. – Alfred North Whitehead

According to the concept of transformational evolution, first clearly articulated by Lamarck, evolution consists of the gradual transformation of organisms from one condition of existence to another. – Ernst Mayr

I first became aware of Charles Darwin and evolution while still a schoolboy growing up in Chicago. My father and I had a passion for bird-watching, and when the snow or the rain kept me indoors, I read his bird books and learned about evolution. – James D. Watson

What has changed is the pace of evolution. – Didier Lombard

Biology is the science. Evolution is the concept that makes biology unique. – Jared Diamond

The evolution of playground equipment has been to this ever safer, less challenging, less interesting assemblies of equipment. – Gever Tulley

Evolution is not a force but a process. Not a cause but a law. – John Morley

With the rise of the Internet, fashion did become part of the global entertainment industry in the last ten years, and will follow the digital evolution of the music or film industry. – Hedi Slimane

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

famous evolution quotes

I had the chance to witness the evolution of the Nuclear Deal into Dr. Singh’s legacy as he assiduously, piece by piece, crafted the Indo-US nuclear deal against all odds, including risking his government. – Sunil Mittal

The concept of evolution postulates that living organisms have common roots, and in turn, the existence of common features is powerful support for the concept of evolution. – Hans Adolf Krebs

I have not the slightest doubt that this form of individuation represents a higher stage in the evolution of mankind. – Herbert Read

In an age of molecular genomics, it is ever more apparent that the fingerprints of evolution are pressed deeply into human DNA, just as they are into the genomes of every other organism. Biologists understand this, and so do students who study the science of life. – Kenneth R. Miller

The decisive moment in human evolution is perpetual. That is why the revolutionary spiritual movements that declare all former things worthless are in the right, for nothing has yet happened. – Franz Kafka

Kubrick’s vision seemed to be that humans are doomed, whereas Clarke’s is that humans are moving on to a better stage of evolution. – Marvin Minsky

People always tell me, ‘Reinvent yourself, re-this, re-whatever.’ I haven’t reinvented myself. It’s an honest evolution. I’ve always been authentic. – Pamela Anderson

Whether or not evolution is compatible with faith, science and religion represent two extremely different worldviews, which, if they coexist at all, do so most uncomfortably. – Leonard Susskind

The big challenge our society faces is that we live in an increasingly open world with increasingly closed communities. This is also due to the evolution of the Internet, where people only read things that won’t challenge their beliefs. – Patrick Chappatte

Spencers god was Evolution, sometimes also called Progress. – Talcott Parsons

Gastronomy has to catch up to the evolution in technology. – Homaro Cantu

At the heart of every successful romance novel lies the evolution of its characters. Through love, heroes and heroines grow not only into a perfect match, but into stronger, better, more admirable people. – Sarah MacLean

Creationist critics often charge that evolution cannot be tested, and therefore cannot be viewed as a properly scientific subject at all. This claim is rhetorical nonsense. – Stephen Jay Gould

Evolution isn’t just a take-it-or-leave-it story about where we came from. It’s an epic at the centre of life itself. It tells us we are part of nature in every respect. – Kenneth R. Miller

Fears of creating new kinds of plagues or of altering human evolution or of irreversibly altering the environment were only some of the concerns that were rampant. – Paul Berg

I know there are lots of positives in the evolution of technology, but I also think it will be responsible for the end of a unique character, of a specific kind of geographical culture. The world is getting so small, and mass production is getting so big. Everything is in danger of becoming the same. – Laura Marling

We are not saying that if you believe in evolution that you can’t be a Christian, not at all. Because the Bible says that by grace you are saved. You don’t save yourself. It is by confessing the Lord Jesus and that he was rose from the dead that you are saved. – Ken Ham

The true nature of soul is right knowledge, right faith and right conduct. The soul, so long as it is subject to transmigration, is undergoing evolution and involution. – Virchand Gandhi

I can only speak for particle physics. But it has become obvious that on the experimental side, there has been a huge evolution in the number of people who have to collaborate because of the gigantic size of the instruments used, but also because of the enormous task that is data analysis. – Peter Higgs

Evolution acts slowly. Our psychological characteristics today are those that promoted reproductive success in the ancestral environmen. – Keith Henson

With the advent of genetic engineering the time required for the evolution of new species may literally collapse. – Dee Hock

I’m a designer, and for me, things are always evolving, and such evolution is necessary. – Raf Simons

I do love the evolution of people in general. I think it’s a beautiful thing when someone progresses and evolves in life. – Khloe Kardashian

I’m going through an evolution. I’m completely cleaning out my closet. I’m purging, because I saw that show ‘Hoarders.’ I had a sweatshirt from sixth grade, and I’m going, ‘Why do I hold on to this?’ – Fergie

The proof of evolution lies in those adaptations that arise from improbable foundations. – Stephen Jay Gould

In the nineteenth century, many Anglican theologians, both evangelical and catholic, embraced positively the proposal of evolution. – Arthur Peacocke

The theory of undirected evolution is already dead, but the work of science continues. – Michael Behe

I think Darwinism as a theory explaining evolution within species is incredibly brilliant – just unbelievably, incredibly brilliant. – Ben Stein

It is through science that we understand the world around us, and by understanding the world around us, we not only contribute to ourselves, our family, to our communities, etc. – you also contribute to the basic development and evolution of humanity. – Rusty Schweickart

greatest evolution quotes

People have contemplated the origin and evolution of the universe since before the time of Aristotle. Very recently, the era of speculation has given way to a time of science. – George Smoot

Believing in evolution is believing in the unproved, while believing in Christ is believing in the proven. – Edwin Louis Cole

Hominid and human evolution took place over millions and not billions of years, but with the emergence of language there was a further acceleration of time and the rate of change. – William Irwin Thompson

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, its a natural part in the evolution of the work. – Keith Haring

Evolution is what it is. The upper classes have always died out; it’s one of the most charming things about them. – Germaine Greer

Evolution happens in nature and in individuals. I want to participate actively in its happening within me. – Victoria Moran

Evolution is a process of constant branching and expansion. – Stephen Jay Gould

Evolution is one of the two or three most primally fascinating subjects in all the sciences. – Stephen Jay Gould

Men are at every stage of evolution, from the most barbarous to the most developed; men are found of lofty intelligence, but also of the most unevolved mentality; in one place there is a highly developed and complex civilisation, in another a crude and simple polity. – Annie Besant

Evolution is the fundamental idea in all of life science – in all of biology. – Ray Comfort

We are the facilitators of our own creative evolution. – Bill Hicks

I have been interested in phenomena involving complexity, diversity and evolution since I was a young boy. – Murray Gell-Mann

The evolution of sense is, in a sense, the evolution of nonsense. – Vladimir Nabokov

Sexual self-restraint is only a preliminary stage in the ego’s evolution. – Muhammad Iqbal

For some reason, the evolutionists have not come up with an evolution-based explanation for why human beings react so powerfully to music. But surely they will. – Dennis Prager

If evolution is outlawed, only outlaws will evolve. – Jello Biafra

All the evolution we know of proceeds from the vague to the definite. – Charles Sanders Peirce

I realized that nature had invented reproduction as a mechanism for life to move forward, as a life force that passes right through us and makes us a link in the evolution of life. Rarely seen by the naked eye, this intersection between the animal world and the plant world is truly a magic moment. – Louie Schwartzberg

What we’re making isn’t folk music, but savage intellectualism. We speak a language of a new world community that understands cultures can relate. So people who still speak of nationalism and racism or what separates us, they are inadequate for this time. Evolution goes on. – Eugene Hutz

A woman has many faces as she goes through her life. It’s like we need more than one hair-do. We have many, many changes in the evolution of our lives. We have, we learn, and we grow; we view life differently, and life views us differently. – Sharon Stone

While I used to make my living principally as a record producer, as time went on, I had to depend more and more on my live performances because of the evolution of the record industry, which has de-emphasized what made it possible to make a living. – Todd Rundgren

I believe that evolution is a true account of nature, but I think we should try to escape it or transcend it in our society. – Peter Thiel

Evolution does not necessarily favor the longest-lived. It doesn’t necessarily favor the biggest or the strongest or the fastest, and not even the smartest. Evolution favors those creatures best adapted to their environment. That is the sole test of survival and success. – Harvey V. Fineberg

I appreciate the constant evolution in refining food, but not in making food gimmicky. – Daniel Boulud

Well, the first thing is that truth and power for me form an antithesis, an antagonism, which will hardly ever be resolved. I can define in fact, can simplify the history of human society, the evolution of human society, as a contest between power and freedom. – Wole Soyinka

It has become evident that the primary lesson of the study of evolution is that all evolution is coevolution: every organism is evolving in tandem with the organisms around it. – Kevin Kelly

Even when Darwin’s teaching first made its appearance, it became clear at once that its scientific, materialist core, its teaching concerning the evolution of living nature, was antagonistic to the idealism that reigned in biology. – Trofim Lysenko

If you’re the kind of person who likes numbers and statistics, I’m the long shot – the Lotto Powerball winner. I’m the mutation in the DNA that makes evolution a reality. I am the new black. – Tracy Morgan

Very often, we think of leadership being at the very top of an organisation. I think what’s unique about ABG is that we have a very strong cadre of leaders across the organisation who are highly empowered and therefore play a very major role in the growth and evolution of the organization. – Kumar Mangalam Birla

Things change all the time, and they’ll probably never be the same again. It’s just the natural evolution of the human condition. Things change, and whatever it is is what it is. I mean, you try to start second guessing that, you either get rich or die broke. – Guy Clark

The genomics revolution, proteomics, metabolomics, all of these ‘omics’ that sound so terrific on grants and on business plans. What we’re doing is we are seizing control of our evolutionary future. I mean we’re essentially using technology to just jam evolution into fast-forward. – Gregory Stock

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