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After listening to a lecture on evolution by a science professor, a student wrote a poem and titled it ''The Amazing Professor.'' The poem read: Once I was a tadpole when I began to begin. Then I was a frog with my tail tucked in. Next I was a monkey on a coconut tree. Now I am a doctor with a Ph.D.
~ Anonymous - [Evolution]

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All the evolution we know of proceeds from the vague to the definite.
~ Charles Sanders Peirce - [Evolution]

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An extra-terrestrial philosopher, who had watched a single youth up to the age of twenty-one and had never come across any other human being, might conclude that it is the nature of human beings to grow continually taller and wiser in an indefinite progress towards perfection; and this generalization would be just as well founded as the generalization which evolutionists base upon the previous history of this planet.
~ Bertrand Russell - [Evolution]

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Biologically the species is the accumulation of the experiments of all its successful individuals since the beginning.
~ H.G. Wells - [Evolution]

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Darwinian man, though well-behaved, at best is only a monkey shaved.
~ W. S. Gilbert - [Evolution]

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Evolution has developed man to such a high degree that he builds zoos to keep his ancestors in cages.
~ Anonymous - [Evolution]

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Evolution is not a force but a process. Not a cause but a law.
~ John Morley - [Evolution]

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Evolution is the law of policies: Darwin said it, Socrates endorsed it, Cuvier proved it and established it for all time in his paper on ''The Survival of the Fittest.'' These are illustrious names, this is a mighty doctrine: nothing can ever remove it from its firm base, nothing dissolve it, but evolution.
~ Mark Twain - [Evolution]

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God created a number of possibilities in case some of his prototypes failed -- that is the meaning of evolution.
~ Graham Greene - [Evolution]

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Historians will have to face the fact that natural selection determined the evolution of cultures in the same manner as it did that of species.
~ Konrad Lorenz - [Evolution]

 

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