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1. “Love only grows by sharing. You can only have more for yourself by giving it away to others.”

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Author : Brian Tracy

2. “Our evolution depends on our memory. If we keep forgetting the mistakes of the past, only to keep repeating them, then we will never change. Humanity will never move forward, spiritually or morally, to become superior beings. We must apply the wisdom of our forefathers and the lessons gained from their experiences to today's decision-making. We should be intellectually smarter, not the opposite. We should be wiser, not the opposite. It is time for us to really examine and understand why certain causes in the past have produced major negative effects. This is the only way we can prevent repeating the same mistakes in our present and future. It is the only way we will evolve.”

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Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

3. “The sad thing is that so many people, in the belief that the universe is organized to suit and influence them, are willing to sacrifice even the slight cranial capacity with which evolution has equipped us.”

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4. “I mean to say, I know perfectly well that I've got, roughly speaking, half the amount of brain a normal bloke ought to possess. And when a girl comes along who has about twice the regular allowance, she too often makes a bee line for me with the love light in her eyes. I don't know how to account for it, but it is so.""It may be Nature's provision for maintaining the balance of the species, sir.”

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5. “Johnson is a radical skeptic, insisting, in the best Socratic tradition, that everything be put on the table for examination. By contrast, most skeptics opposed to him are selective skeptics, applying their skepticism to the things they dislike (notably religion) and refusing to apply their skepticism to the things they do like (notably Darwinism). On two occasions I’ve urged Michael Shermer, publisher of Skeptic Magazine, to put me on its editorial board as the resident skeptic of Darwinism. Though Shermer and I know each other and are quite friendly, he never got back to me about joining his editorial board.”

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6. “Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution.”

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7. “I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.”

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Source : Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina

8. “[Said during a debate when his opponent asserted that atheism and belief in evolution lead to Nazism:]Atheism by itself is, of course, not a moral position or a political one of any kind; it simply is the refusal to believe in a supernatural dimension. For you to say of Nazism that it was the implementation of the work of Charles Darwin is a filthy slander, undeserving of you and an insult to this audience. Darwin’s thought was not taught in Germany; Darwinism was so derided in Germany along with every other form of unbelief that all the great modern atheists, Darwin, Einstein and Freud were alike despised by the National Socialist regime.Now, just to take the most notorious of the 20th century totalitarianisms – the most finished example, the most perfected one, the most ruthless and refined one: that of National Socialism, the one that fortunately allowed the escape of all these great atheists, thinkers and many others, to the United States, a country of separation of church and state, that gave them welcome – if it’s an atheistic regime, then how come that in the first chapter of Mein Kampf, that Hitler says that he’s doing God’s work and executing God’s will in destroying the Jewish people? How come the fuhrer oath that every officer of the Party and the Army had to take, making Hitler into a minor god, begins, “I swear in the name of almighty God, my loyalty to the Fuhrer?” How come that on the belt buckle of every Nazi soldier it says Gott mit uns, God on our side? How come that the first treaty made by the Nationalist Socialist dictatorship, the very first is with the Vatican? It’s exchanging political control of Germany for Catholic control of German education. How come that the church has celebrated the birthday of the Fuhrer every year, on that day until democracy put an end to this filthy, quasi-religious, superstitious, barbarous, reactionary system?Again, this is not a difference of emphasis between us. To suggest that there’s something fascistic about me and about my beliefs is something I won't hear said and you shouldn't believe.”

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9. “Regardless of one's point of view, it's quite easy to see that Darwinism is not in the same league as the hard sciences. For instance, Darwinists will often compare their theory favorably to Einsteinian physics, claiming that Darwinism is just as well established as general relativity. Yet how many physicists, while arguing for the truth of Einsteinian physics, will claim that general relativity is as well established as Darwin’s theory? Zero.”

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Source : Uncommon Dissent: Intellectuals Who Find Darwinism Unconvincing

10. “It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change.”

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11. “The law of evolution is that the strongest survives!' 'Yes, and the strongest, in the existence of any social species, are those who are most social. In human terms, most ethical...There is no strength to be gained from hurting one another. Only weakness.”

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12. “Without Psychological Evolution there cannot be any form of revolution. The self is constantly changing. Be involved, be evolved, be revolutionized as lucent and fresh as the new wave hitting at the shore. Become the Sea of Changes. It starts from within.”

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13. “Mankind willfully changing the global electromagnetic radiation environment has created what I expect will become known as the man-made evolution era.”

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Author : Steven Magee

14. “If paparazzi armed with telephoto lenses have long been the scourge of the rich and famous; civilian drones are fast becoming the new menace to the ordinary man on the street.”

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Author : Alex Morritt
Source : Impromptu Scribe

15. “There was a time when skepticism was an act of rebellion. Since to a degree I both believe in evolution and have faith, I can only conclude that, as prophesied, to have faith will someday be an act of rebellion.”

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Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

16. “Religion is an attempt to get control over the sensory world, in which we are placed, by means of the wish-world, which we have developed inside us as a result of biological and psychological necessities. But it cannot achieve its end. Its doctrines carry with them the stamp of the times in which they originated, the ignorant childhood days of the human race. Its consolations deserve no trust. Experience teaches us that the world is not a nursery. The ethical commands, to which religion seeks to lend its weight, require some other foundations instead, for human society cannot do without them, and it is dangerous to link up obedience to them with religious belief. If one attempts to assign to religion its place in man’s evolution, it seems not so much to be a lasting acquisition, as a parallel to the neurosis which the civilized individual must pass through on his way from childhood to maturity.”

Tags : Biology Consolations Control Ethical Evolution Ignorant Neurosis Psychology Science Wishful Thinking
Author : Sigmund Freud
Source : Moses and Monotheism

17. “To really change the world, we have to help people change the way they see things. Global betterment is a mental process, not one that requires huge sums of money or a high level of authority. Change has to be psychological. So if you want to see real change, stay persistent in educating humanity on how similar we all are than different. Don't only strive to be the change you want to see in the world, but also help all those around you see the world through commonalities of the heart so that they would want to change with you. This is how humanity will evolve to become better. This is how you can change the world. The language of the heart is mankind's main common language.”

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Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

18. “...But I own that I cannot see as plainly as others do, and as I should wish to do, evidence of design and beneficence on all sides of us. There seems to me too much misery in the world. I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created the Ichneumonidæ with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of Caterpillars, or that a cat should play with mice... I feel most deeply that the whole subject is too profound for the human intellect. A dog might as well speculate on the mind of Newton. Let each man hope and believe what he can.”

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Source : The Life & Letters of Charles Darwin

19. “This is where the whole ape-descended thing reveals its worth, I thought madly. Sucks to be you, quadruped. Opposable thumbs - don't leave home without them.”

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Source : Foxglove Summer

20. “I had learned that a dexterous, opposable thumb stood among the hallmarks of human success. We had maintained, even exaggerated, this important flexibility of our primate forebears, while most mammals had sacrificed it in specializing their digits. Carnivores run, stab, and scratch. My cat may manipulate me psychologically, but he'll never type or play the piano.”

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Source : The Panda's Thumb: More Reflections in Natural History

21. “Lemons. He liked lemons. They made you make funny faces when you bit them, and a very, very long way in the future there was a really amazing planet where they'd evolved into people and lived in harmony with a variety of hyper-intelligent bee. Evolution. Thousands and thousands of years of tiny changes could turn little burning sparks of chemistry into people, into monsters and angels and even human beings.”

Tags : Angels Evolution Funny Faces Human Beings Hyper Intelligent Bees Lemons Monsters People The Doctor Tiny Changes
Author : Nick Harkaway
Source : Doctor Who: Keeping Up with the Joneses

22. “Yes, sir, but the Librarian likes bananas, sir.""Very nourishin' fruit, Mr Stibbons.""Yes, sir. Although, funnily enough it's not actually a fruit, sir.""Really?""Yes, sir. Botanically, it's a type of fish, sir. According to my theory it's cladistically associated with the Krullian pipefish, sir, which of course is also yellow and goes around in bunches or shoals.""And lives in trees?""Well, not usually, sir. The banana is obviously exploiting a new niche.""Good heavens, really? It's a funny thing, but I've never much liked bananas and I've always been a bit suspicious of fish, too. That'd explain it.”

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Source : Hogfather

23. “Mithorden: 'We become what we do, Zalos.”

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Author : Robert Fanney

24. “What I want is to live of that initial and primordial something that was what made some things reach the point of aspiring to be human.”

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Source : The Passion According to G.H.

25. “Resistance brings evolution.”

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Source : Psychology of Friendship for Leadership

26. “To become a true global citizen, one must abandon all notions of 'otherness' and instead embrace 'togetherness'. The world is no longer white, black, yellow and brown. Through love, tribes have been intermixing colors to reveal a new rainbow world. And as more time passes, this racial and cultural blending will make it harder for humans to side with one race, nation or religion over another. Therefore, practical wisdom should be used to abandon any cultural, social, religious, tribal, and national beliefs of alterity altogether. This is the only way mankind will truly evolve. Segregation is a word of the past. Unity is the key to a peaceful future.”

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Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

27. “To become a true global citizen, one must abandon all notions of 'otherness' and instead embrace 'togetherness'.”

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Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

28. “The following proposition seems to me in a high degree probable—namely, that any animal whatever, endowed with well-marked social instincts, the parental and filial affections being here included, would inevitably acquire a moral sense or conscience, as soon as its intellectual powers had become as well, or nearly as well developed, as in man. For, firstly, the social instincts lead an animal to take pleasure in the society of its fellows, to feel a certain amount of sympathy with them, and to perform various services for them.”

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Source : The Descent of Man

29. “It is a curious situation that the sea, from which life first arose should now be threatened by the activities of one form of that life. But the sea, though changed in a sinister way, will continue to exist; the threat is rather to life itself.”

Tags : Biology Curious Evolution Existence Life Ocean Science Sea Sinister Threat
Author : Rachel Carson
Source : The Sea Around Us

30. “And, you know, politics aside, the success of Sarah Palin and women like her is good for all women - except, of course —those who will end up, you know, like, paying for their own rape ‘kit ‘n’ stuff, But for everybody else, it’s a win-win. Unless you’re a gay woman who wants to marry your partner of 20 years - whatever. But for most women, the success of conservative women is good for all of us. Unless you believe in evolution. You know - actually, I take it back. The whole thing’s a disaster.”

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Author : Tina Fey

31. “Today we are fighting Communism. Okay. If I'd been alive fifty years ago, the brand of Conservatism we have today would have been damn near called Communism and we should have been told to go and fight that. History is moving pretty quickly these days and the heroes and villains keep on changing parts.”

Tags : Evolution Good And Evil Patriotism
Author : Ian Fleming
Source : Casino Royale

32. “Reinvent new combinations of what you already own. Improvise. Become more creative. Not because you have to, but because you want to. Evolution is the secret for the next step.”

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33. “[Darwin] gave an answer to the tremendous question that so deeply concerns...What is Man? [He] answered this question to the effect that man is a natural product of the universe;...man is an animal, a vertebrate, a mammal, and a primate....By bringing man into the evolutionary picture, Darwin finally took the last step in our emancipation and finally made our world rational. [Yet] Darwin felt humility and awe that seem to me truly religious. ["Darwin led us into this modern world," 1959, p. 271-272.]”

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34. “A wise man can say a foolish thing at any time, anywhere, and to anybody.”

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35. “I sometimes try to imagine what would have happened if we’d known the bonobo first and the chimpanzee only later—or not at all. The discussion about human evolution might not revolve as much around violence, warfare and male dominance, but rather around sexuality, empathy, caring and cooperation. What a different intellectual landscape we would occupy!”

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Author : Frans de Waal
Source : Our Inner Ape: A Leading Primatologist Explains Why We Are Who We Are

36. “Darwinism by itself did not produce the Holocaust, but without Darwinism... neither Hitler nor his Nazi followers would have had the necessary scientific underpinnings to convince themselves and their collaborators that one of the worlds greatest atrocities was really morally praiseworthy.”

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Source : From Darwin to Hitler: Evolutionary Ethics, Eugenics, and Racism in Germany

37. “This century will be called Darwin's century. He was one of the greatest men who ever touched this globe. He has explained more of the phenomena of life than all of the religious teachers. Write the name of Charles Darwin on the one hand and the name of every theologian who ever lived on the other, and from that name has come more light to the world than from all of those. His doctrine of evolution, his doctrine of the survival of the fittest, his doctrine of the origin of species, has removed in every thinking mind the last vestige of orthodox Christianity. He has not only stated, but he has demonstrated, that the inspired writer knew nothing of this world, nothing of the origin of man, nothing of geology, nothing of astronomy, nothing of nature; that the Bible is a book written by ignorance--at the instigation of fear. Think of the men who replied to him. Only a few years ago there was no person too ignorant to successfully answer Charles Darwin, and the more ignorant he was the more cheerfully he undertook the task. He was held up to the ridicule, the scorn and contempt of the Christian world, and yet when he died, England was proud to put his dust with that of her noblest and her grandest. Charles Darwin conquered the intellectual world, and his doctrines are now accepted facts. His light has broken in on some of the clergy, and the greatest man who to-day occupies the pulpit of one of the orthodox churches, Henry Ward Beecher, is a believer in the theories of Charles Darwin--a man of more genius than all the clergy of that entire church put together....The church teaches that man was created perfect, and that for six thousand years he has degenerated. Darwin demonstrated the falsity of this dogma. He shows that man has for thousands of ages steadily advanced; that the Garden of Eden is an ignorant myth; that the doctrine of original sin has no foundation in fact; that the atonement is an absurdity; that the serpent did not tempt, and that man did not 'fall.'Charles Darwin destroyed the foundation of orthodox Christianity. There is nothing left but faith in what we know could not and did not happen. Religion and science are enemies. One is a superstition; the other is a fact. One rests upon the false, the other upon the true. One is the result of fear and faith, the other of investigation and reason.”

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Source : Lectures of Col. R.G. Ingersoll: Including His Letters on the Chinese God--Is Suicide a Sin?--The Right to One's Life--Etc. Etc. Etc, Volume 2

38. “It was badly received by the generation to which it was first addressed, and the outpouring of angry nonsense to which it gave rise is sad to think upon. But the present generation will probably behave just as badly if another Darwin should arise, and inflict upon them that which the generality of mankind most hate—the necessity of revising their convictions. Let them, then, be charitable to us ancients; and if they behave no better than the men of my day to some new benefactor, let them recollect that, after all, our wrath did not come to much, and vented itself chiefly in the bad language of sanctimonious scolds. Let them as speedily perform a strategic right-about-face, and follow the truth wherever it leads.”

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39. “To suppose that the eye with all its inimitable contrivances for adjusting the focus to different distances, for admitting different amounts of light, and for the correction of spherical and chromatic aberration, could have been formed by natural selection, seems, I confess, absurd in the highest degree...The difficulty of believing that a perfect and complex eye could be formed by natural selection , though insuperable by our imagination, should not be considered subversive of the theory.”

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40. “These mysteries about how we evolved should not distract us from the indisputable fact that we did evolve.”

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Source : Why Evolution Is True

41. “Problems in science are sometimes made easier by adding complications.”

Tags : Darwin Evolution Philosophy Science
Source : Darwin's Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meanings of Life

42. “Genetics might be adequate for explaining microevolution, but microevolutionary changes in gene frequency were not seen as able to turn a reptile into a mammal or to convert a fish into an amphibian. Microevolution looks at adaptations that concern the survival of the fittest, not the arrival of the fittest... The origin of species — Darwin’s problem — remains unsolved.”

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43. “No fossil is buried with its birth certificate. That, and the scarcity of fossils, means that it is effectively impossible to link fossils into chains of cause and effect in any valid way... To take a line of fossils and claim that they represent a lineage is not a scientific hypothesis that can be tested, but an assertion that carries the same validity as a bedtime story—amusing, perhaps even instructive, but not scientific.”

Tags : Biology Confessions Of The Darwinists Darwin Darwinism Darwinist Confessions Evolution Fossil Record Fossils Macro Evolution Macroevolution Neo Darwinism Paleontology Science
Author : Henry Gee
Source : In Search of Deep Time

44. “[...] if truth be told, evolution hasn’t yielded many practical or commercial benefits. Yes, bacteria evolve drug resistance, and yes, we must take countermeasures, but beyond that there is not much to say. Evolution cannot help us predict what new vaccines to manufacture because microbes evolve unpredictably. But hasn’t evolution helped guide animal and plant breeding? Not very much. Most improvement in crop plants and animals occurred long before we knew anything about evolution, and came about by people following the genetic principle of ‘like begets like’. Even now, as its practitioners admit, the field of quantitative genetics has been of little value in helping improve varieties. Future advances will almost certainly come from transgenics, which is not based on evolution at all.[review of The Evolving World: Evolution in Everyday Life, Nature 442, 983-984 (31 August 2006)]”

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45. “The idea that one can go to the fossil record and expect to empirically recover an ancestor-descendant sequence, be it of species, genera, families, or whatever, has been, and continues to be, a pernicious illusion.”

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46. “For those scientists who take it seriously, Darwinian evolution has functioned more as a philosophical belief system than as a testable scientific hypothesis. This quasi-religious function of the theory is, I think, what lies behind many of the extreme statements that you have doubtless encountered from some scientists opposing any critical analysis of neo-Darwinism in the classroom. It is also why many scientists make public statements about the theory that they would not defend privately to other scientists like me.”

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47. “The ideology and philosophy of neo-Darwinism which is sold by its adepts as a scientific theoretical foundation of biology seriously hampers the development of science and hides from students the field’s real problems.”

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48. “The phrase 'the fossil record' sounds impressive and authoritative. As used by some persons it becomes, as intended, intimidating, taking on the aura of esoteric truth as expounded by an elite class of specialists. But what is it, really, this fossil record? Only data in search of interpretation. All claims to the contrary that I know, and I know of several, are so much superstition.”

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49. “The publication of the Darwin and Wallace papers in 1858, and still more that of the 'Origin' in 1859, had the effect upon them of the flash of light, which to a man who has lost himself in a dark night, suddenly reveals a road which, whether it takes him straight home or not, certainly goes his way. That which we were looking for, and could not find, was a hypothesis respecting the origin of known organic forms, which assumed the operation of no causes but such as could be proved to be actually at work. We wanted, not to pin our faith to that or any other speculation, but to get hold of clear and definite conceptions which could be brought face to face with facts and have their validity tested. The 'Origin' provided us with the working hypothesis we sought.”

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Source : On the Reception of the 'Origin of Species'

50. “Darwin was a biological evolutionist, because he was first a uniformitarian geologist. Biology is pre-eminent to-day among the natural sciences, because its younger sister, Geology, gave it the means.”

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51. “The starting point of Darwin's theory of evolution is precisely the existence of those differences between individual members of a race or species which morphologists for the most part rightly neglect. The first condition necessary, in order that any process of Natural Selection may begin among a race, or species, is the existence of differences among its members; and the first step in an enquiry into the possible effect of a selective process upon any character of a race must be an estimate of the frequency with which individuals, exhibiting any given degree of abnormality with respect to that, character, occur. The unit, with which such an enquiry must deal, is not an individual but a race, or a statistically representative sample of a race; and the result must take the form of a numerical statement, showing the relative frequency with which the various kinds of individuals composing the race occur.”

Tags : Biology Charles Darwin Darwin Differences Evolution Morphology Natural Selection Race Science
Author : Karl Pearson

52. “The textbook in question in the infamous Scope's Monkey Trial was partially written by the Harvard educated white supremacist, Charles B. Davenport.”

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Author : A.E. Samaan
Source : From a "Race of Masters" to a "Master Race": 1948 to 1848

53. “During periods of root expansion things have always looked as confused and topsy-turvy and purposeless as they do now. The whole Renaissance is supposed to have resulted from the topsy-turvy feeling caused by Columbus’ discovery of a new world. It just shook people up. The topsy-turviness of that time is recorded everywhere. There was nothing in the flat-earth views of the Old and New Testaments that predicted it. Yet people couldn’t deny it. The only way they could assimilate it was to abandon the entire medieval outlook and enter into a new expansion of reason.”

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Source : Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

54. “Not that chance dominated events in the early Solar System, for scientific determinism was also functioning. But chance is an essential factor in all evolutionary events, and the birth and development of our planetary system were not exceptions.”

Tags : Chance Determinism Evolution Planet Solar System
Author : Eric Chaisson
Source : Epic of Evolution: Seven Ages of the Cosmos

55. “What is Man? Man is a noisome bacillus whom Our Heavenly Father created because he was disappointed in the monkey.”

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Author : Mark Twain

56. “My religious convictions and scientific views cannot at present be more specifically defined than as those of a believer in creative evolution. I desire that no public monument or work of art or inscription or sermon or ritual service commemorating me shall suggest that I accepted the tenets peculiar to any established church or denomination nor take the form of a cross or any other instrument of torture or symbol of blood sacrifice.[From the will of GBS]”

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57. “COMING FORTH INTO THE LIGHTI was born the dayI thought:What is?What was?AndWhat if?I was transformed the dayMy ego shattered,And all the superficial, materialThings that matteredTo me before,Suddenly ceasedTo matter.I really came into beingThe day I no longer cared aboutWhat the world thought of me,Only on my thoughts forChanging the world.”

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Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

58. “How much more generous it would be if, instead of writing parables about childhood wounds, psychologists were to accept that some differences between the sexes just are, that they are in the nature of the beasts, because each sex has an evolved tendency to develop that way in response to experience.”

Tags : Evolution Psychoanalysis Psychology Sexes
Author : Matt Ridley
Source : The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature

59. “When asked whether or not we are Marxists, our position is the same as that of a physicist, when asked if he is a “Newtonian” or of a biologist when asked if he is a “Pasteurian.”

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60. “Live simply. Deepest joy is like a flower....beautiful in essence.”

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Author : Tony Samara

61. “Within each of us is a light, awake, encoded in the fibers of our existence. Divine ecstasy is the totality of this marvelous creation experienced in the hearts of humanity”

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Author : Tony Samara

62. “The missing link between humans and apes? It's certainly those brutes who haven't yet learned to respect privacy.”

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Author : Raheel Farooq

63. “Those who do not move, do not notice their chains.”

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64. “Every giant leap for mankind resulting from a technological advance requires a commensurate step in the opposite direction - a counterweight to ground us in humanity.”

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Author : Alex Morritt
Source : Impromptu Scribe

65. “Life is a balanced system of learning and evolution. Whether pleasure or pain; every situation in your life serves a purpose. It is up to us to recognize what that purpose could be.”

Tags : Balance Evolution Inspirational Learning Life Motivational Pain Pleasure Purpose Situation Success System

66. “We have to try to control what we can or else we cannot judge progress.”

Tags : Control Evolution Judgement
Author : Lionel Suggs

67. “The conditions necessary for devastating epidemics or pandemics just didn't exist until the agricultural revolution. The claim that modern medicine and sanitation save us from infectious diseases that ravaged pre-agricultural people (something we hear often) is like arguing that seat belts and air bags protect us from car crashes that were fatal to our prehistoric ancestors.”

Tags : Evolution Medicine
Source : Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality

68. “We are not sheep or cows. God didn’t create fences for us or boundaries to contain our nationalities. Man did. God didn’t draw up religious barriers to separate us from each other. Man did. And on top of that, no father would like to see his children fighting or killing each other. The Creator favors the man who spreads loves over the man who spreads hate. A religious title does not make anyone more superior over another. If a kind man stands by his conscience and exhibits truth in his words and actions, he will stand by God regardless of his faith. If mankind wants to evolve, we must learn from our past mistakes. If not, our technology will evolve without us.”

Tags : Action Barriers Blind Faith Boundaries Cultures Evolve Faith Father Fighting God Humanism Humanity Kind Kindess Learn Man Mother Nationalism Nationalities Peace Religion Religious Seperated Superiority Technology Truth Words
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

69. “I have every expectation that cancer will become known as the disease of human evolution trying and failing to adapt to a significantly changed environment.”

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Author : Steven Magee

70. “The total amount of suffering per year in the natural world is beyond all decent contemplation. During the minute that it takes me to compose this sentence, thousands of animals are being eaten alive, many others are running for their lives, whimpering with fear, others are slowly being devoured from within by rasping parasites, thousands of all kinds are dying of starvation, thirst, and disease. It must be so. If there ever is a time of plenty, this very fact will automatically lead to an increase in the population until the natural state of starvation and misery is restored. In a universe of electrons and selfish genes, blind physical forces and genetic replication, some people are going to get hurt, other people are going to get lucky, and you won't find any rhyme or reason in it, nor any justice. The universe that we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but pitiless indifference.”

Tags : Biology Design Disease Evolution Fear Indifference Natural Selection Purpose Science Starvation Suffering
Source : River Out of Eden: A Darwinian View of Life

71. “True strength. There is no conflict with vulnerability or humility. Indeed, vulnerability and humility are essential here, and ultimately what makes strength true. One does not don the mask of strength in response to fear, which is a con, like those crazy small reptiles that stand up on their hind legs and spread useless wings to intimidate as a last resort. You stand there in self-respect for Christ’s sake and take it with some courage, responding in accordance with your honest values, taking sincere responsibility for them. Stand up for who you truly are, not the image you would like to sell, nor shrink to fit into the false harmony around you.”

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Source : Re:

72. “As evolutionary time is measured, we have only just turned up and have hardly had time to catch breath, still marveling at our thumbs, still learning to use the brand-new gift of language. Being so young, we can be excused all sorts of folly and can permit ourselves the hope that someday, as a species, we will begin to grow up.”

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Author : Lewis Thomas

73. “Every now and then a man's mind is stretched by a new idea or sensation, and never shrinks back to its former dimensions.”

Tags : Belief Development Evolution Intelligence Misattributed To Einstein New Ideas Open Mindedness Thought
Source : Autocrat of the Breakfast Table

74. “Creativity sparks originality which then manifests itself into what we call evolution. To depreciate imagination is to depreciate life.”

Tags : Development Evolution Philosophy Thought
Author : Alecia Stone

75. “Like the weather or bonds between lovers, transformations can never be predicted. All energy transmutes one day or another, in one way or another. Either in its form or composition, or in its position or disposition.”

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Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

76. “We don’t need a revolution; we need responsible re-evolution.”

Tags : Don T Evolution Need Re Evolution Responsible Revolution Who We Are
Author : Joseph Rain

77. “New Rule: You don't have to teach both sides of a debate if one side is a load of crap. President Bush recently suggested that public schools should teach "intelligent design" alongside the theory of evolution, because after all, evolution is "just a theory." Then the president renewed his vow to "drive the terrorists straight over the edge of the earth."Here's what I don't get: President Bush is a brilliant scientist. He's the man who proved you could mix two parts booze with one part cocaine and still fly a jet fighter. And yet he just can't seem to accept that we descended from apes. It seems pathetic to be so insecure about your biological superiority to a group of feces-flinging, rouge-buttocked monkeys that you have to make up fairy tales like "We came from Adam and Eve," and then cover stories for Adam and Eve, like intelligent design! Yeah, leaving the earth in the hands of two naked teenagers, that's a real intelligent design.I'm sorry, folks, but it may very well be that life is just a series of random events, and that there is no master plan--but enough about Iraq.There aren't necessarily two sides to every issue. If there were, the Republicans would have an opposition party. And an opposition party would point out that even though there's a debate in schools and government about this, there is no debate among scientists. Evolution is supported by the entire scientific community. Intelligent design is supported by the guys on line to see The Dukes of Hazzard.And the reason there is no real debate is that intelligent design isn't real science. It's the equivalent of saying that the Thermos keeps hot things hot and cold things cold because it's a god. It's so willfully ignorant you might as well worship the U.S. mail. "It came again! Praise Jesus!"Stupidity isn't a form of knowing things. Thunder is high-pressure air meeting low-pressure air--it's not God bowling. "Babies come from storks" is not a competing school of throught in medical school.We shouldn't teach both. The media shouldn't equate both. If Thomas Jefferson knew we were blurring the line this much between Church and State, he would turn over in his slave.As for me, I believe in evolution and intelligent design. I think God designed us in his image, but I also think God is a monkey.”

Tags : Creation Myth Creationism Essay Evolution George W Bush Intelligent Design Politics Religion Science Separation Of Church And State
Author : Bill Maher
Source : The New New Rules: A Funny Look At How Everybody But Me Has Their Head Up Their Ass

78. “The biblical account of the origin of the cosmos in Genesis, for example, posits that a god created the physical universe particularly with human beings in mind, and so unsurprisingly placed the Earth at the center of creation.Modern cosmological knowledge has refuted such an account. We are living in the golden age of cosmology: More has been discovered about the large-scale structure and history of the visible cosmos in the last 20 years than in the whole of prior human history. We now have precise knowledge of the distribution of galaxies and know that ours is nowhere near the center of the universe, just as we know that our planetary system has no privileged place among the billions of such systems in our galaxy and that Earth is not even at the center of our planetary system. We also know that the Big Bang, the beginning of our universe, occurred about 13.7 billion years ago, whereas Earth didn’t even exist until about 10 billion years later.No one looking at the vast extent of the universe and the completely random location of homo sapiens within it (in both space and time) could seriously maintain that the whole thing was intentionally created for us. This realization began with Galileo, and has only intensified ever since.”

Tags : Atheism Biblical Big Bang Cosmology Creation Myth Earth Evolution Galileo Galileo Galilei Genesis Homo Sapiens Mythology Science Universe
Author : Tim Maudlin

79. “I loved the zebras, the cheetahs, the fruit flies, the octopi and the rest. But The Nature of Sex “climaxed” with a species I’d never heard of before, “bonobos,” which the narrator also called by their Latin/scientific name Pan paniscus. I knew “Pan” as classical Greek mythology’s horned and horny god of the wild, so maybe I shouldn’t have been surprised. But when the bonobos started swinging onto my screen, well… what can I say? Today, I’ve got a whole book’s worth of stuff to say, but back then, I couldn’t utter a word. Imagine looking into an evolutionary funhouse mirror and seeing a side of yourself you’ve never seen before, shocking yet deeply familiar. “Who are these vibrant, joyful creatures that look so much like me, only hairier?” I wondered. “And what’s with all the sex?” They weren’t just going at it for procreation. They were engaging in sex for recreation and interpersonal communication, very much like humans, but without the pretense, hypocrisy and shame. I got very excited, but no, I still didn’t want to have sex with them. I wanted to have sex like them (at least occasionally), in that playful yet deeply meaningful way of theirs I started calling the Bonobo Way. But would it keep our sex life out of the dreaded sinkhole? Only time would tell.”

Tags : Bonobo Bonobos Evolution Nature Of Sex Pan Sex Swinging
Author : Susan Block
Source : The Bonobo Way

80. “The red lipstick? It's supposed to signal fertility and readiness to mate. Just like the swollen red butt of a baboon. That tight-fitting little dress that shows off your curves? From the standpoint of evolutionary biology, big breasts represent a healthy mate who can feed a lot of offspring. That's why men are programmed to like big tits. When you show off your curves, what you're really doing is advertising to the whole world: "Look at me! I'm a healthy female! I'd be a perfect mate! Come mount me!”

Tags : Baboon Baboons Big Breasts And Wide Hips Breast Implants Breasts Breasts Enhancement Butt Butts Curves Curvy Curvy Woman Dress Dresses Dressing Up Evolution Evolution Humor Evolutionary Biology Evolutionary Psychology Fertility Lipstick Mating Call Mating Ritual Mating Rituals Offspring Tits
Author : Oliver Markus
Source : Why Men And Women Can't Be Friends

81. “What struck me, in reading the reports from Sri Lanka, was the mild disgrace of belonging to our imperfectly evolved species in the first place. People who had just seen their neighbors swept away would tell the reporters that they knew a judgment had been coming, because the Christians had used alcohol and meat at Christmas or because ... well, yet again you can fill in the blanks for yourself. It was interesting, though, to notice that the Buddhists were often the worst. Contentedly patting an image of the chubby lord on her fencepost, a woman told the New York Times that those who were not similarly protected had been erased, while her house was still standing. There were enough such comments, almost identically phrased, to make it seem certain that the Buddhist authorities had been promulgating this consoling and insane and nasty view. That would not surprise me.”

Tags : 2004 Earthquake And Tsunami Alcohol Atheism Buddhism Christian Vegetarianism Christianity Christianity And Alcohol Christmas Earthquakes Evolution Human Race Natural Disasters Religion Sri Lanka The New York Times Tsunami Vegetarianism

82. “Man is now able to fly through the air like a bird, he is able to swim under the sea like a fish, he is able burrow beneath the ground like a mole. Now if only he could walk the earth like a man, this would be paradise.”

Tags : Burrow Evolution Fly Human Race Inspirational Like A Bird Like A Fish Like A Mole Living Mankind Philosophical Political Responsibility Swim This Would Be Paradise Tommy Douglas Walk The Earth Like A Man
Author : Tommy Douglas

83. “When one tunes in into nature's frequency, life becomes change, change becomes hope!”

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84. “This is the "burglar-alarm" theory of bioluminescence: by turning on its lights, an animal may create enough of a scene to draw the attention of its predator's predator, and thereby perhaps save itself. The corollary of the burglar-alarm theory is the minefield theory. It says the reason so many animals tend to hang motionless in the deep, even fish, is to avoid setting off light explosions that would expose them to their enemies - their predators or their prey. Life in the midwater, in this view, is a tense affair (though the denizens do not know it) in which everyone is waiting stealthily in the dark, moving slowly if at all, watching and waiting for someone to turn on a light and for something to happen.”

Tags : Deep Sea Evolution Fish Light Ocean Predators
Author : Robert Kunzig

85. “Why escape your intended purpose by copying and trying to be someone else? You will discover who you were meant to be only after you have shown confidence being yourself.”

Tags : Be You Be Yourself Be Yourself Quote Confident Copy Copying Copying Others Discovery Escape Evolution Fate Fear Follower Imitate Imitation Insecurity Intention Love Yourself Purpose Self Discovery Self Esteem Self Love True You Yourself
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

86. “Everything turns in circles and spirals with the cosmic heart until infinity. Everything has a vibration that spirals inward or outward — and everything turns together in the same direction at the same time. This vibration keeps going: it becomes born and expands or closes and destructs — only to repeat the cycle again in opposite current. Like a lotus, it opens or closes, dies and is born again. Such is also the story of the sun and moon, of me and you. Nothing truly dies. All energy simply transforms.”

Tags : Born Circles Closes Destruction Dreams Evolution Expands Harmonic Principles Harmonics Heart Lotus Flower Metaphysics Natural World Nature Reborn Reincarnation Relgion Repeat Spirals Spiritual Suzy Kassem Theory Turns
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

87. “In Egyptian Arabic, the word 'insan' means 'human'. If we remove the 'n', the word becomes 'insa', which means 'to forget'. So you see, the word 'forget' is taken from the word 'human'. And since it was God who created our minds and hearts, He knew from the very beginning that we would quickly forget our history, only to keep repeating the same mistakes over and over again. So the ultimate test of every human is to seek wisdom. After all, wisdom is gained from having a good memory. Only after we have passed this test will we evolve to become better humans. Man is only a forgetful mortal, but God — He sees, hears and remembers everything.”

Tags : Arabic Beginning Creation Errors Future Lessons Life Meaningful Life Minds Mistake Past Mistakes Purpose Remember Seek Truth Seek Wisdom Universe Wisdom Wise
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

88. “We all see very clearly in others tendencies which we, ourselves, have overcome. The older and wiser we grow, the more we can see the arrogance of youth. The more authentic we become, the more we can see the lies of insecurity. The more vulnerable we allow ourselves to be, the more we see the dangerous symptoms of unexpressed emotions. There is no finish line to learning. There is no point where we're done growing, and all we will ever do is look down upon others who are behind us. No one is ever at the top. We are all growing at our own rates, and no matter how terrible or how enlightened we fancy ourselves to be today, the future will be sure to give us a different perspective. There is really no use in comparing yourself to others. There will always be someone ahead and someone behind, and there will be dozens (if not hundreds) of different scales and gradients to be behind and ahead on. To be number one is never final. It is and always will be a momentary, fleeting instant. But to be a growing version of yourself? That, you can be. You can be that every single day.”

Tags : Authentic Self Authenticity Change Comparing Comparison To Others Evolution Growth Learning Self Awareness Social Comparison

89. “If you ever start taking things too seriously, just remember that we are talking monkeys on an organic spaceship flying through the universe.”

Tags : Evolution Live Universe
Author : Joe Rogan

90. “While a number of people have pointed out the various costs and drawbacks of sentience, few if any have taken the next step and wondered out loud if the whole damn thing isn't more trouble than it's worth. Of course it is, people assume; otherwise natural selection would have weeded it out long ago. And they're probably right. I hope they are. "Blindsight" is a thought experiment, a game of "Just suppose" and "What if". Nothing more.On the other hand, the dodos and the Steller sea cows could have used exactly the same argument to prove their own superioirity, a thousand years ago: "if we're so unfit, why haven't we gone extinct?" Why? Because natural selection takes time, and luck plays a role. The biggest boys on the block at any given time aren't necessarily the fittest, or the most efficient, and the game isn't over. The game is never over; there's no finish line this side of heat death. And so, neither can there be any winners. There are only those who haven't yet lost.”

Tags : Aliens Consciousness Evolution Extinction Natural Selection Philosophy Sentience
Author : Peter Watts
Source : Blindsight

91. “Some people can’t be in your life because they don’t have the power to help you improve it. That doesn’t mean you don’t wish them well, it just means that you are on Chapter ten of your life, when they are on Chapter five. Maybe, it is just enough to meet at the crossroads in life and agree to take separate paths, then with a cheshire grin you both look back and shout, “Beat you to the top of the mountain”, followed by the funnest sprint of both of your lives.”

Tags : Beginnings Crossroads Different Lives Ends Evolution Evolve Experiences Forgiveness Future Letting Go No Regrets Paths Plans Playful Banter Realism The Past Timing Tsloama Well Wishing Wellness

92. “Where is your water? Know your garden.”

Tags : Authentic Self Evolution Joy Nourishment
Author : Hopi teaching

93. “If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?”

Tags : Evolution Intelligent Design Motherhood
Author : Milton Berle

94. “Perhaps our greatest distinction as a species is our capacity, unique among animals, to make counter-evolutionary choices.”

Tags : Decision Making Decisions Evolution
Author : Jared Diamond
Source : Why Is Sex Fun? The Evolution of Human Sexuality

95. “The most loving parents and relatives commit murder with smiles on their faces. They force us to destroy the person we really are: a subtle kind of murder.”

Tags : Conditioning Evolution Evolving Freedom Individuality Jim Morrison Murder Parents Potential Progress Self Self Awareness
Author : Jim Morrison

96. “She seems to always get itTo have become adept at empathyAlways giving excuses for people who’ve aggrieved herTo the point it’s hard for her to hit back when necessary All because she assumes she ‘understands’Then, one day . . .She finally stands up for herselfAt that moment, she revels in the natural instinct of self-preservationShe realises all this while the power she’s been withholdingIn a transcendent moment of epiphanyIt’s all beautiful ‘causeNow, she can get back to empathy with understanding, rather, than without.”

Tags : Aggrieve Empathy Epiphany Evolution Evolution Process Evolutionary Psychology Excuses Natural Instincts Self Awareness Self Preservation Standing Up Standing Up For Oneself Understanding Understanding Oneself Understanding Others Withholding
Author : Ufuoma Apoki

97. “The universe is not for man alone, but is a theater of evolution for all living beings. Live and let live is its guiding principle. 'Ahimsa Paramo Dharmah' - Non-injury is the highest religion.”

Tags : Ahimsa Compassion Evolution Inspirational Jainism Live Living Life Motivational Nonviolence Nonviolence Jainism Peace Religion Universe

98. “Somehow creationists keep us naturalists in track to some extent. They are the representation of human stupidity at its extreme. And we need some stupidity in the society for true intellect to be adored.”

Tags : Brainy Quotes Creationism Darwinism Evolution Inspirational Naturalism Science

99. “Lastly I’d say this – true religion, as a part of Neuroscience – a study of the mind – is the greatest and healthiest exercise that the human mind has. In some form or other, it is an evolutionary necessity of the human mind, not a luxury.”

Tags : Evolution Inspirational Quotes Neurotheology Religious Faith Science And Religion Science Of Mind Spirituality Quotes Theology
Source : In Search of Divinity: Journey to the Kingdom of Conscience

100. “Our evolution depends on our memory. If we keep forgetting the mistakes of the past, only to keep repeating them, then we will never change. And if we keep recycling through the exact same kind of leaders— the kind who do not propel us forward, but only hold us back—then perhaps what we really need now is a completely different style of leadership altogether. We need heart-driven leaders, not strictly mind-driven ones. We need compassionate humanitarians, not greedy businessmen. Peacemakers, not war instigators. We need unity, not division. Angels, not devils.”

Tags : Art Quotes Art World Artists Bridges To Peace Children Dream Grow Imagine Leader Quotes Leaders Peace Play Starvation Troublemakers United Voting
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

101. “If I could remove one thing from the world and replace it with something else, I would erase politics and put art in its place. That way, art teachers would rule the world. And since art is the most supreme form of love, beautiful colors and imagery would weave bridges for peace wherever there are walls. Artists, who are naturally heart-driven, would decorate the world with their love, and in that love — poverty, hunger, lines of division, and wars would vanish from the earth forever. Children of the earth would then be free to play, imagine, create, build and grow without bloodshed, terror and fear.”

Tags : Art Quotes Art World Bridges To Peace Change Corruption Create Creativity Dangerous Devils Dream Election Evolution Greedy Grow Hunger Imagination Justice Love Peace On Earth Peacemakers Poverty Right Suzy Kassem Traits Leader Truth War World Earth
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

102. “MY DREAMIf I could remove one thing from the world and replace it with something else, I would erase politics and put art in its place. That way, art teachers would rule the world. And since art is the most supreme form of love, beautiful colors and imagery would weave bridges for peace wherever there are walls. Artists, who are naturally heart-driven, would decorate the world with their love, and in that love — poverty, hunger, lines of division, and wars would vanish from the earth forever. Children of the earth would then be free to play, imagine, create, build and grow without bloodshed, terror and fear. Our evolution depends on our memory. If we keep forgetting the mistakes of the past, only to keep repeating them, then we will never change. And if we keep recycling through the exact same kind of leaders— the kind who do not propel us forward, but only hold us back—then perhaps what we really need now is a completely different style of leadership altogether. We need heart-driven leaders, not strictly mind-driven ones. We need compassionate humanitarians, not greedy businessmen. Peacemakers, not war instigators. We need unity, not division. Angels, not devils.”

Tags : Art Art Teachers Artistic Artists Beautiful Colors Bridges Creativity Dangerous Devils Fear Imagination Kids Leader Leadership Love Past Peace Maker Politics Poverty Rainbow World Social Change Voting War War Instigator
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

103. “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.”

Tags : Advaita Consciouness Enlightenment Evolution Guru Healing Love Meditation Realization Satsang Spirituality Teacher
Author : Osho

104. “With me, illusions are bound to be shattered. I am here to shatter all illusions. Yes, it will irritate you, it will annoy you - that's my way of functioning and working. I will sabotage you from your very roots! Unless you are totally destroyed as a mind, there is no hope for you.”

Tags : Advaita Consciouness Enlightenment Evolution Guru Healing Love Meditation Realization Satsang Spirituality Teacher
Author : Osho

105. “When many different creatures are part of the same species, this typically means that they share many similarities over differences and can reproduce among themselves. If humans share more similarities than differences, in desires, needs, and fears, then what is keeping our species apart? If our Creator wanted us to be divided, we would have not been designed to interbreed.”

Tags : Breed Cross Breed Cultural Differences Divided Evolution Evolve Fears Human Humanity Identity Interbreed Mankind Mankind Quotes Nature Need Philosophy Race Reality Reproduce Similarities Truth Unity Wisdom Wisdom Quote
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

106. “Fashion is about two things: the evolution and the opposite.”

Tags : Art Chanel Design Designer Evolution Fashion Karl Lagerfeld Opposite Quote Quotes Two

107. “If ever an obsolete term urgently needed redefining, the humble 'glove compartment' would surely win any contest hands down.”

Tags : Accessory Auto Design Auto Historian Automakers Colloquialisms Cubby Hole Dashboard Designing Drivers Driving Accessory Hands Hands On Inept Language Linguistics Maps Miscellaneous Motorcar Multi Use Needing New Meaning Pair Of Gloves Redundancy Signify Travel Urgency Vehicle Registration Documents Word Origin Hack
Author : Alex Morritt
Source : Impromptu Scribe

108. “However, I don’t understand why people insist on pitting the concepts of evolution and creation against each other. Why can’t they see that spiritualism and science are one? That bodies evolve and souls evolve and the universe is a fluid place that marries them both in a wonderful package called a human being. What’s wrong with that idea?”

Tags : Bodies Creation Evolution Human Being Idea Life Science Souls Spiritualism
Author : Garth Stein
Source : The Art of Racing in the Rain

109. “People cited violation of the First Amendment when a New Jersey schoolteacher asserted that evolution and the Big Bang are not scientific and that Noah's ark carried dinosaurs. This case is not about the need to separate church and state; it's about the need to separate ignorant, scientifically illiterate people from the ranks of teachers.”

Tags : America Big Bang Big Bang Theory Church And State Creation Creationism Dinosaurs Education Evolution First Amendment Freedom Freedom Of Religion Intelligent Design Letters Literacy New Jersey New York Times Noah S Ark Religion Science Scientific Literacy Teachers Teaching

110. “You will evolve past certain people. Let yourself.”

Tags : Evolution Evolve Friends Friendship Growth Letting Go Moving On Positive Thinking Seasonal Friendships Seasons The Single Woman
Author : Mandy Hale
Source : The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

111. “Let everyone evolve fast and understand humanity. Let the heart of stones be converted into heart of love.”

Tags : Compassion Evolution Evolve Evolve Fast Heart Of Love Heart Of Stones Human Nature Humanity Humanity And Society Kindness Love Nature Non Violence Nonviolence Nonviolence Quotes Peace Power Relationships Respect Understand Humanity World Peace
Author : Amit Ray
Source : Nonviolence: The Transforming Power

112. “There was rarely an obvious branching point in a person's life. People changed slowly, over time. You didn't take one step, then find yourself in a completely new location. You first took a little step off the path to avoid some rocks. For a while, you walked alongside the path, but then you wandered out a little way to step on softer soil. Then you stopped paying attention as you drifted farther and farther away. Finally, you found yourself in the wrong city, wondering why the signs on the roadway hadn't led you better.”

Tags : Bad Become Branch Change Choose Diverge Divergence Drift Evolution Evolve Good Life Location Mistake New Old Path Progress Progression Right Road Slowly Step Truth Way Wrong
Source : The Emperor's Soul

113. “If soul does not evolve it is dead... even if its body still breathes.”

Tags : Body Death Evolution Evolve Growth Personal Development Rising Soul Spirit Spiritual
Author : T.F. Hodge
Source : From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with "The Divine Presence"

114. “Evolution is constant. Evolving better is individual’s conscience.”

Tags : Attitude Be Better Better Change The World Conscience Evolution Evolve Grow Humanity Learn Mature Rebel World

115. “What’s dangerous is not to evolve.”

Tags : Evolution Evolve
Author : Jeff Bezos

116. “Today there is little or no doubt that evolution occurred. This does not mean that evolution is the only mechanism by which life evolved.”

Tags : Doubt Evolution Evolve Life Mechanism Occur Today Who We Are
Author : Joseph Rain

117. “It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.”

Tags : Darwinism Evolution Ideology Obtuseness Understanding
Source : I, Candidate for Governor: And How I Got Licked

118. “Thus, from the war of nature, from famine and death, the most exalted object which we are capable of conceiving, namely, the production of the higher animals, directly follows. 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.”

Tags : Biology Evolution Grandeur Inspirational Nature Science Wonder
Source : The Origin of Species

119. “The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the universe to know itself.”

Tags : Connectedness Evolution Life Origin Of Life Perspective Philosophy Quantum Physics Stardust Stars
Author : Carl Sagan

120. “We have reason to believe that man first walked upright to free his hands for masturbation.”

Tags : Evolution Masturbation Men Naughty Sex
Author : Lily Tomlin

121. “Folks, it's time to evolve. That's why we're troubled. You know why our institutions are failing us, the church, the state, everything's failing? It's because, um – they're no longer relevant. We're supposed to keep evolving. Evolution did not end with us growing opposable thumbs. You do know that, right?”

Tags : Evolution Humor Spirituality
Author : Bill Hicks

122. “Once we were blobs in the sea, and then fishes, and then lizards and rats and then monkeys, and hundreds of things in between. This hand was once a fin, this hand once had claws! In my human mouth I have the pointy teeth of a wolf and the chisel teeth of a rabbit and the grinding teeth of a cow! Our blood is as salty as the sea we used to live in! When we're frightened, the hair on our skin stands up, just like it did when we had fur. We are history! Everything we've ever been on the way to becoming us, we still are. [...]I'm made up of the memories of my parents and my grandparents, all my ancestors. They're in the way I look, in the colour of my hair. And I'm made up of everyone I've ever met who's changed the way I think.”

Tags : Evolution Fish Monkeys Teeth
Source : A Hat Full of Sky

123. “At bottom every man knows well enough that he is a unique being, only once on this earth; and by no extraordinary chance will such a marvelously picturesque piece of diversity in unity as he is, ever be put together a second time.”

Tags : Diversity Evolution Genetics

124. “The chicken is only an egg’s way for making another egg.”

Tags : Evolution

125. “...people who believe in God think God has put human beings on earth because they think human beings are the best animal, but human beings are just an animal and they will evolve into another animal, and that animal will be cleverer and it will put human beings into a zoo, like we put chimpanzees and gorillas into a zoo. Or human beings will all catch a disease and die out or they will make too much pollution and kill themselves, and then there will only be insects in the world and they will be the best animal.”

Tags : Darwinism Evolution God
Author : Mark Haddon
Source : The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

126. “Human beings are so destructive. I sometimes think we're a kind of plague, that will scrub the earth clean. We destroy things so well that I sometimes think, maybe that's our function. Maybe every few eons, some animal comes along that kills off the rest of the world, clears the decks, and lets evolution proceed to its next phase.”

Tags : Evolution Meaning Of Life Purpose Of Life
Source : The Lost World

127. “Evolution could so easily be disproved if just a single fossil turned up in the wrong date order. Evolution has passed this test with flying colours.”

Tags : Athiest Evolution Noremorse Page147
Source : The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution

128. “When in 1863 Thomas Huxley coined the phrase 'Man's Place in Nature,' it was to name a short collection of his essays applying to man Darwin's theory of evolution. The Origin of Species had been published only four years before, and the thesis that man was literally a part of nature, rather than an earthy vessel charged with some sublimer stuff, was so novel and so offensive to current metaphysics that it needed the most vigorous defense. Half the civilized world was rudely shocked, the other half skeptically amused.Nearly a century has passed since the Origin shattered the complacency of the Victorian world and initiated what may be called the Darwinian revolution, an upheaval of man's ideas comparable to and probably exceeding in significance the revolution that issued from Copernicus's demonstration that the earth moves around the sun. The theory of evolution was but one of many factors contributing to the destruction of the ancient beliefs; it only toppled over what had already been weakened by centuries of decay, rendered suspect by the assaults of many intellectual disciplines; but it marked the beginning of the end of the era of faith.”

Tags : Amuse Ancient Beliefs Beliefs Biology Charles Darwin Copernicus Darwin Defense End Of Faith Evolution Huxley Metaphysics Naturalism Nature On The Origin Of Species Origin Of Species Rude Science Skeptic The Origin Of Species Thomas Henry Huxley Thomas Huxley Victorian
Source : Man and His Gods

129. “The seriousness of throwing over hell whilst still clinging to the Atonement is obvious. If there is no punishment for sin there can be no self-forgiveness for it. If Christ paid our score, and if there is no hell and therefore no chance of our getting into trouble by forgetting the obligation, then we can be as wicked as we like with impunity inside the secular law, even from self-reproach, which becomes mere ingratitude to the Savior. On the other hand, if Christ did not pay our score, it still stands against us; and such debts make us extremely uncomfortable. The drive of evolution, which we call conscience and honor, seizes on such slips, and shames us to the dust for being so low in the scale as to be capable of them. The 'saved' thief experiences an ecstatic happiness which can never come to the honest atheist: he is tempted to steal again to repeat the glorious sensation. But if the atheist steals he has no such happiness. He is a thief and knows that he is a thief. Nothing can rub that off him. He may try to sooth his shame by some sort of restitution or equivalent act of benevolence; but that does not alter the fact that he did steal; and his conscience will not be easy until he has conquered his will to steal and changed himself into an honest man...Now though the state of the believers in the atonement may thus be the happier, it is most certainly not more desirable from the point of view of the community. The fact that a believer is happier than a sceptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one. The happiness of credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality of happiness, and by no means a necessity of life. Whether Socrates got as much happiness out of life as Wesley is an unanswerable question; but a nation of Socrateses would be much safer and happier than a nation of Wesleys; and its individuals would be higher in the evolutionary scale. At all events it is in the Socratic man and not in the Wesleyan that our hope lies now.Consequently, even if it were mentally possible for all of us to believe in the Atonement, we should have to cry off it, as we evidently have a right to do. Every man to whom salvation is offered has an inalienable natural right to say 'No, thank you: I prefer to retain my full moral responsibility: it is not good for me to be able to load a scapegoat with my sins: I should be less careful how I committed them if I knew they would cost me nothing.'”

Tags : Atheism Atheist Atonement Believer Credulity Danger Ethics Evolution Happiness Honor Moral Responsibility Morality Penitent Right Savior Scapegoat Sceptic Secular Secular Morality Skeptic Sober Socrates Theist Thief
Source : Androcles and the Lion

130. “I don't understand why people insist on pitting concepts of evolution and creation against each other. Why can't they see that spiritualism and science are one? That bodies evolve and souls evolve and the universe is a fluid package that marries them both in a wonderful package called a human being. What's wrong with that idea?”

Tags : Evolution Humans Spirituality
Author : Garth Stein
Source : The Art of Racing in the Rain

131. “A wonderful area for speculative academic work is the unknowable. These days religious subjects are in disfavor, but there are still plenty of good topics. The nature of consciousness, the workings of the brain, the origin of aggression, the origin of language, the origin of life on earth, SETI and life on other worlds...this is all great stuff. Wonderful stuff. You can argue it interminably. But it can't be contradicted, because nobody knows the answer to any of these topics.”

Tags : Abiogenesis Brain Conjecture Consciousness Darwinism Evolution Extraterrestrial Life Guessing Human Behavior Ignorance Knowledge Language Origin Of Life Religion Science Seti Speculation Theories Theory

132. “To only responsible choice I can make is to be love and happiness." Vincellent"Love the world as you love yourself".Lao Tze"The next step in mans evolution will be the survival of the wisest.”

Tags : Beauty Environmentalism Evolution Inspiration Lao Tze Love Metamorphosis Nature Tao Te Ching The Eternal The Tao Transformation
Author : Deepak Chopra

133. “Culture is like a giant mirror which enables us to see who we are more clearly. The various facets of a culture also provide us with the means to change what we do not like in the mirror, and retain what we cherish most.”

Tags : Change Cherishing Culture Dr Robin Lincoln Wood Dr Wood Evolution Love Of Life Mirror Nonfiction Philosophy Progress Robin Wood Self Awareness Self Awareness Honesty Self
Source : The Trouble with Paradise: A Humorous Enquiry Into the Puzzling Human Condition in the 21st Century

134. “Truth changes with the season of our emotions. It is the shadow that moves with the phases of our inner sun. When the nights falls, only our perception can guess where it hides in the dark. Within every solar system of the soul lies a plan of what truth is--- the design God has created, in our own unique story. This is as varying as the constellations, and as turning as the tide. It is not one truth we live to, but many. If we ever hope to determine if there is such a thing as truth, apart from cultural and personal preferences, we must acknowledge that we are then aiming to discover something greater than ourselves, something that transcends culture and individual inclinations. Some say that we must look beyond ourselves and outside of ourselves. However, we don’t need to look farther than what is already in each other. If there was any great plan from a higher power it is a simplistic, repetitious theme found in all religions; the basic core importance to unity comes from shared theological and humanistic virtues. Beyond the synagogue, mosques, temples, churches, missionary work, church positions and religious rituals comes a simple “message of truth” found in all of us, that binds theology---holistic virtues combined with purpose is the foundation of spiritual evolution. The diversity among us all is not divided truth, but the opportunity for unity through these shared values. Truth is the framework and roadmap of positive virtues. It unifies diversity when we choose to see it and use it. It is simple message often lost among the rituals, cultural traditions and socializing that goes on behind the chapel doors of any religion or spiritual theology. As we fight among ourselves about what religion, culture or race is right, we often lose site of the simple message any great orator has whispered through time----a simplistic story explaining the importance of virtues, which magically reemphasizes the importance of loving one another through service.”

Tags : Altruism Cultural Difference Differences Holistic Values Life Meaning Life Philosophy Life Plan Life Purpose Missed Message Mosque Muslam Organized Religion Philosophers Philosophy Realist Religious Religious Message Respect Rituals Self Improvement Social Change Synagogues Theologians Truth Truth Seekers What Matters Wisdom Simplified

135. “We’ve emerged as the winners of natural evolution because of our ability to organize ourselves into functional groups on a global scale: not through establishing a personal partnership with every individual or learning every system, but by understanding and uniting our trust in these systems and in each other, and adapting ourselves to the changing environment.”

Tags : Ability Adapt Change Each Other Emerged Establish Evolution Functional Group Learn Natural Organize Ourselves Personal Relationship Scale System Trust Understand We Who We Are Winners
Author : Joseph Rain

136. “Why would an all-powerful creator decide to plant his carefully crafted species on islands and continents in exactly the appropriate pattern to suggest, irresistibly, that they had evolved and dispersed from the site of their evolution?”

Tags : Atheism Atheist Creator Evolution God Noremorse Pg270
Source : The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution

137. “We are not some casual and meaningless product of evolution. Each of us is the result of a thought of God.”

Tags : Catholic Church Catholic Creed Catholicism Darwinism Evolution

138. “At least two important conservative thinkers, Ayn Rand and Leo Strauss, were unbelievers or nonbelievers and in any case contemptuous of Christianity. I have my own differences with both of these savants, but is the Republican Party really prepared to disown such modern intellectuals as it can claim, in favor of a shallow, demagogic and above all sectarian religiosity?Perhaps one could phrase the same question in two further ways. At the last election, the GOP succeeded in increasing its vote among American Jews by an estimated five percentage points. Does it propose to welcome these new adherents or sympathizers by yelling in the tones of that great Democrat bigmouth William Jennings Bryan? By insisting that evolution is 'only a theory'? By demanding biblical literalism and by proclaiming that the Messiah has already shown himself? If so, it will deserve the punishment for hubris that is already coming its way. (The punishment, in other words, that Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson believed had struck America on Sept. 11, 2001. How can it be that such grotesque characters, calling down divine revenge on the workers in the World Trade Center, are allowed a respectful hearing, or a hearing at all, among patriotic Republicans?)”

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139. “God knew man would evolve. People think some of the Old Testament laws are absurd now because we live in a very different culture, a different time period. They had their problems and we have ours. God is constant but man is not, and he foreknew the ever-changing world his people would have to deal with; therefore, and if there is indeed an omniscient God, a Christ-like figure would be our only rational, possible connection to a constant, holy God throughout the evolution of culture and social law. The only answer that makes sense when it comes to relevance regarding religions and time periods is Christ, and the chances are slim that men could have invented it.”

Tags : Absurdity Bible Change Christ Complexity Connection Constant Culture Evolution Freedom Holiness Holiness Of God Humanity Jesus Jesus Christ Law Morality Old Testament Profundity Rational Rules Scripture Social Law
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

140. “Evolution did not design us to believe only true facts, nor to buy only useful products, nor to say only meaningful sentences”

Tags : Capitalism Commercial Consumerism Evolution Grammar Intellect Meaning Philosophy Products Science Truth

141. “When hip-hop was born she had no commercial home, and was an invention of beautiful creativity. Born from a beautiful struggle, today she is mostly a 'ratchet' bitch spitting nonsense from her pimp's mansion.”

Tags : Beautiful Beauty Birth Born Commercial Culture Evolution Ghetto Hip Hop Lyrics Music Negative Pimp Positive Rap Ratchet Sacrifice Sell Out Struggle
Author : T.F. Hodge
Source : From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with "The Divine Presence"

142. “Ignorance and weakness is not an impediment to survival. Arrogance is.”

Tags : Arrogance Doom Evolution Survival Weakness
Author : Cixin Liu
Source : Death's End

143. “To rush is to miss the experience”

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144. “Innovation is an evolutionary process, so it's not necessary to be radical all the time.”

Tags : Art Evolution Expression Innovation
Author : Marc Jacobs

145. “Fill the world with acid rain clouds and you will be in a new era of evolution, due to the changed electromagnetic frequencies emissions and light emissions from the lightning clouds. A new era of global environmental radiation!”

Tags : Acid Change Changed Cloud Clouds Electromagnetic Electromagnetic Radiation Electromagnetic Theory Of Light Electromagnetic Wave Era Evolution Evolutionary Biology Evolutionary Process Evolutionary Psychology Fill Frequency New Rain World
Author : Steven Magee

146. “Charles Darwin wrote arguably the most important book of all time. Yet, in light of missing evidence at the time of his writing, he remained a sincere critic of his own theory. Only more recent advancements in biology, particularly in the field of genetics, have demonstrated that Darwin’s theory is accurate. This, however, still does not prove that his theory is the only valid evolutionary system.”

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Author : Joseph Rain

147. “As natural selection acts by competition, it adapts the inhabitants of each country only in relation to the degree of perfection of their associates; so that we need feel no surprise at the inhabitants of any one country, although on the ordinary view supposed to have been specially created and adapted for that country, being beaten and supplanted by the naturalised productions from another land.”

Tags : Adaptation Darwin Evolution
Source : The Origin of Species

148. “Push up some mountains. Cut them down. Drown the land under the sea. Push up some more mountains. Cut them down. Push up a third set of mountains, and let the river cut through them. “Unconformity” is the geologic term for an old, eroded land surface buried under younger rock layers. Put your outspread hand over the Carlin Canyon, Nevada unconformity and your fingers span roughly forty million years- the time that it took to bevel down the first set of mountains and deposit the younger layers on top. What is forty million years? Enough time for a small predatory dinosaur to evolve into a bird. Enough time for a four-legged, deer-like mammal to evolve into a whale. And far more than enough time to turn an ape-like creature in eastern Africa into a big-brained biped who can marvel at such things. The Grand Canyon’s Great Unconformity divides 1.7 billion-year-old rock from 550 million-year-old rock, a gap of more than one billion years. One billion years. I earn my salary studying the Earth and teaching its history, but I admit utter helplessness in comprehending such a span. A billion pages like those of this book would stack up more than forty miles. I had lived one bullion seconds a few days before my thirty-second birthday. A tape measure one billion inches long would stretch two-thirds of the way around the Earth. Such analogies hint at what deep time means- but they don’t get us there. “The human mind may not have evolved enough to be able to comprehend deep time," John McPhee once observed, “it may only be able to measure it.”

Tags : Deep Time Erosion Evolution Geology Mountains Mystery Nature Wonder
Author : Keith Meldahl
Source : Rough-Hewn Land: A Geologic Journey from California to the Rocky Mountains

149. “Over and over again in the study of the history of life it appears that what can happen does happen. There is little suggestion that what occurs must occur, that it was fated or that it follows some fixed plan, except simply as the expansion of life follows the opportunities that are presented. In this sense, an outstanding characteristic of evolution is its opportunism.["Meaning of Evolution," 1949, p. 160.]”

Tags : Evolution Opportunism
Source : The Meaning of Evolution: A Study of the History of Life and of Its Significance for Man, Revised Edition

150. “Sometimes painfully lost people can teach us lessons that we didn't think we needed to know, or be reminded of---the more history changes, the more it stays the same.”

Tags : Blind Beliefs Blindness Broken Cross Death Evolution Fear Fear Of Difference Hatred Heresy Illness Inmaturity Justice Killing Monsters Murder No Ownership Please Forgive Them God Rapture Rituals Salem Searching For Evil Superstition Traditions Victomized

151. “We are all of lifewho stepped from the seatrading weightless journeys of the currentsWe are all of lifewho build and tear down and build againto find gold and silverto find scars that weep and bleedto step from the seato stay with the sea”

Tags : Art Death Evolution History Of Mankind Life Ocean Poem Poetry
Source : Mystical Tides

152. “The world doesn't change in front of your eyes, it changes behind your back.”

Tags : Change Evolution Fear Of Unknown
Author : Terry Hayes
Source : I Am Pilgrim

153. “According to Lamarck, there was a force—the ‘power of life’—that pushed organisms to become increasingly complex.”

Tags : Entropy Evolution Forces
Source : The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History

154. “In another thirty to fifty years, the demand for cheap labor will have produced even more machines over the employment of actual humans. And in that time frame, humans will have lost their voice, their power, all freedoms, and all worth. It is inevitable that machines will one day become the ultimate enemies of mankind. We are not evolving or progressing with our technology, only regressing. Technology is our friend today, but will be our enemy in the future.”

Tags : Computers Evolution Evolving Friend Humanity Quotes Humans Humantiy Labor Machine Machines Man Mankind Past Progressing Progression Regressing Regression Suzy Kassem Technology Work Workforce Working
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

155. “It is inevitable that machines will one day become the ultimate enemies of mankind. We are not evolving or progressing with our technology, only regressing. Technology is our friend today, but will be our enemy in the future.”

Tags : Cheap Labor Computers Digital Age Employment Enemies Evolution Evolving Future Humanity Labor Machinery Machines Mankind Progressing Reality Regressing Technological Technology Work Workforce
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

156. “He acts like an animal, has an animal's habits! Eats like one, moves like one, talks like one! There's even something -sub-human -something not quite to the stage of humanity yet! Yes, something - ape-like about him, like one of those pictures I've seen in - anthropological studies! Thousands and thousands of years have passed him right by, and there he is - Stanley Kowalski - survivor of the Stone Age! Bearing the raw meat home from the kill in the jungle! And you - you here - waiting for him! Maybe he'll strike you or maybe grunt and kiss you! That is, if kisses have been discovered yet! Night falls and the other apes gather! There in the front of the cave, all grunting like him, and swilling and gnawing and hulking! His poker night! - you call it - this party of apes! Somebody growls - some creature snatches at something - the fight is on! God! Maybe we are a long way from beng made in God's image, but Stella - my sister - there has been some progress since then! Such things as art - as poetry and music - such kinds of new light have come into the world since then! In some kinds of people some tendered feelings have had some little beginning! That we have got to make grow! And cling to, and hold as our flag! In this dark march towards what-ever it is we're approaching . . . Don't - don't hang back with the brutes!”

Tags : Abuse Ape Ape Like Blanche Dubois Evolution Primal Primitive Regression Stanley Kowalski
Source : A Streetcar Named Desire

157. “Creationists have also changed their name ... to intelligent design theorists who study 'irreducible complexity' and the 'abrupt appearance' of life—yet more jargon for 'God did it.' ... Notice that they have no interest in replacing evolution with native American creation myths or including the Code of Hammurabi alongside the posting of the Ten Commandments in public schools.”

Tags : Code Of Hammurabi Creation Myths Creationists Evolution First Amendment God Did It Goddidit Hammurabi Intelligent Design Irreducible Complexity Jargon Myths Native American Origin Of Life Pseudoscience School Science Separation Of Church And State Sophistry Superstition Ten Commandments

158. “Random mutations much more easily debilitate genes than improve them, and that this is true even of the helpful mutations. Let me emphasize, our experience with malaria’s effects on humans (arguably our most highly studied genetic system) shows that most helpful mutations degrade genes. What’s more, as a group the mutations are incoherent, meaning that they are not adding up to some new system. They are just small changes - mostly degradative - in pre-existing, unrelated genes. The take-home lesson is that this is certainly not the kind of process we would expect to build the astonishingly elegant machinery of the cell. If random mutation plus selective pressure substantially trashes the human genome, why should we think that it would be a constructive force in the long term? There is no reason to think so.”

Tags : Biology Chance Darwinism Evolution Macro Evolution Macroevolution Malaria Mutations Science

159. “As a nation we should look more carefully at how our fear of future acts of terrorism is undermining our quality of life.”

Tags : Consciousness Evolution Fear Growth Protection Psychology Quality Of Life Terrorism
Source : The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter and Miracles

160. “Well-being, or wholeness, implies integrity and harmony between all existing elements, providing freedom for the whole.”

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Source : Re:

161. “If you’re ignoring a high percentage of the elements of your entire being, and the range of qualities they can naturally engage, there will be no real recovery or progress until you do. The typical relentless worker is just as lazy as the typical indulgent idler; they’re both just going through the habitual motions. To break the repetitive pattern, and discover more energy and effectiveness, one simply must stretch out in all directions, rotating focus and application of the qualities that make up one’s natural versatility.”

Tags : Cobalt Saffron Retreat Cobaltsaffron Cobaltsaffron Retreat Comparative Religion Compassion Curiosity Darrell Calkins Darrell Calkins Cobalt Saffron Darrell Calkins Cobaltsaffron Darrell Calkins Retreat Darrell Calkins Seminar Emotional Health Happiness Humor Inspiration Intuition Martial Arts Metaphysics Mysticism Paradigm Purpose Quantum Physics Stress Management Taoism Truth Versatility Well Being Zen
Source : Re:

162. “Physical well-being necessitates listening to what you already know, and then taking it seriously enough to act accordingly. When you wake up and feel the impulse to arch your back, stretch and exhale with a loud sigh, for God’s sake, do it.”

Tags : Buddhism Cobaltsaffron Retreat Comparative Religion Compassion Conscience Darrell Calkins Darrell Calkins Cobalt Saffron Darrell Calkins Cobaltsaffron Darrell Calkins Retreat Darrell Calkins Seminar Evolution Happiness Humor Inspiration Martial Arts Metaphysics Physical Well Being Physicality Purpose Quantum Physics Taoism Well Being Zen
Source : Re:

163. “you're telling me that if i keep dropping bombs into a junkyard, someday all the pieces will blast together into a perfect Mercedes. that's what the big bang proposes. that's what evolution teaches. That chaos gave rise to perfection. But we know it works the other way round don't we?”

Tags : Big Bang Chaos Evolution Perfection
Source : The Eighth Scroll

164. “Man is a product of nature, a part of the Universe. The Universe is operated under exact natural laws. Man is a product of millions of years of evolution. He adapts himself to the laws of nature or he perishes.”

Tags : Adaptation Biology Evolution Humanity Laws Laws Of Nature Man Materialism Natural Laws Naturalism Nature Science Struggle Universe

165. “In the abstract, it might be tempting to imagine that irreducible complexity simply requires multiple simultaneous mutations - that evolution might be far chancier than we thought, but still possible. Such an appeal to brute luck can never be refuted... Luck is metaphysical speculation; scientific explanations invoke causes.”

Tags : Biology Chance Darwinism Evolution Id Intelligent Design Luck Macro Evolution Macroevolution Mutation Naturalism Science Serendipity
Source : Darwin's Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution

166. “The very comprehensibility of the world points to an intelligence behind the world. Indeed, science would be impossible if our intelligence were not adapted to the intelligibility of the world. The match between our intelligence and the intelligibility of the world is no accident. Nor can it properly be attributed to natural selection, which places a premium on survival and reproduction and has no stake in truth or conscious thought. Indeed, meat-puppet robots are just fine as the output of a Darwinian evolutionary process.”

Tags : Biology Chance Coincidence Consciousness Darwinism Evolution Id Intelligent Design Natural Selection Naturalism Science Serendipity Survival Of The Fittest
Source : The Design Revolution: Answering the Toughest Questions about Intelligent Design

167. “Blind metaphysical necessity, which is certainly the same always and every where, could produce no variety of things. All that diversity of natural things which we find suited to different times and places could arise from nothing but the ideas and will of a Being, necessarily existing.”

Tags : Darwinism Evolution Id Intelligent Design Macroevolution Naturalism Religion And Science Science Science And Religion
Author : Isaac Newton
Source : The Principia: Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy

168. “The most essential prediction of Darwinism is that, given an astronomical number of chances, unintelligent processes can make seemingly-designed systems, ones of the complexity of those found in the cell. ID specifically denies this, predicting that in the absence of intelligent input no such systems would develop. So Darwinism and ID make clear, opposite predictions of what we should find when we examine genetic results from a stupendous number of organisms that are under relentless pressure from natural selection. The recent genetic results are a stringent test. The results: 1) Darwinism’s prediction is falsified; 2) Design’s prediction is confirmed.”

Tags : Biology Chance Darwinism Evolution Id Intelligent Design Macro Evolution Macroevolution Natural Selection Naturalism Predictions Science

169. “One general law, leading to the advancement of all organic beings, namely, multiply, vary, let the strongest live and the weakest die.”

Tags : Biology Evolution Natural Selection Science
Source : The Origin of Species

170. “We are survival machines – robot vehicles blindly programmed to preserve the selfish molecules known as genes. This is a truth which still fills me with astonishment.”

Tags : Evolution Genetics Science
Source : The Selfish Gene

171. “A four-letter alphabet called DNA.”

Tags : Evolution Genetics Heredity
Author : Matt Ridley
Source : The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature

172. “I am quite sure that our views on evolution would be very different had biologists studied genetics and natural selection before and not after most of them were convinced that evolution had occurred.”

Tags : Biology Evolution Genetics Natural Selection Science Views

173. “In evolutionary terms, that means we asked for it.”

Tags : Evolution Genetics
Author : Sharon Moalem
Source : Survival of the Sickest: A Medical Maverick Discovers Why We Need Disease

174. “If the history of the last century taught us the dangers of empowering governments to determine genetic “fitness” (i.e., which person fits within the triangle, and who lives outside it), then the question that confronts our current era is what happens when this power devolves to the individual. It is a question that requires us to balance the desires of the individual— to carve out a life of happiness and achievement, without undue suffering— with the desires of a society that, in the short term, may be interested only in driving down the burden of disease and the expense of disability. And operating silently in the background is a third set of actors: our genes themselves, which reproduce and create new variants oblivious of our desires and compulsions— but, either directly or indirectly, acutely or obliquely, influence our desires and compulsions. Speaking at the Sorbonne in 1975, the cultural historian Michel Foucault once proposed that “a technology of abnormal individuals appears precisely when a regular network of knowledge and power has been established.” Foucault was thinking about a “regular network” of humans. But it could just as easily be a network of genes.”

Tags : Disability Evolution Foucault Genes Genetics Humanity Normalcy
Source : The Gene: An Intimate History

175. “Disaster is a natural part of my evolution toward tragedy and dissolution.”

Tags : Disaster Dissolution Evolution Tragedy
Source : Fight Club

176. “The sea in all its vastness is its own, real world. Man is nature's sci-fi.”

Tags : Aliens Discovery Earth Evolution Expansion Exploration Fiction Future Imagination Life Man Nature Ocean Real World Reality Reality Of Life Sci Fi Science Science Fiction Sea Species Technology Universe World
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

177. “The dismaying truth is that birtherism is part of a larger pattern of rejection of reality that has taken hold of intimidating segments of one of the two political parties that alternate in power in our governing institutions. It is akin to the view that global warming is a hoax, or that the budget can be balanced through spending cuts alone, or that contraception causes abortion, or that evolution is just another theory, on a par with the theory that the earth is six thousand years old.”

Tags : Abortion Barack Obama Beliefs Birtherism Budget Contraception Evolution Global Warming Political Parties Politics Reality Republicans Theories

178. “In the construction of one’s life, we define ourselves largely by the problems we engage and the debts we incur. The greater and more sophisticated the problems, the greater and more sophisticated the person. True resolution, or transcendence of endless dichotomy, is rare indeed. To truly make a debt vanish requires, in a way, a certain kind of magic. In all traditions, this is looked upon as one of the great mystical tricks. It is not forgotten, fixed, or hidden perfectly; it disappears. To have this occur, one must do more than simply forgive (another or oneself), although in action that’s an important step. One intuits the value of the problem as the birth of possibility.”

Tags : Asian Philosophy Buddhism Cobalt Saffron Retreat Cobaltsaffron Cobaltsaffron Retreat Conscience Darrell Calkins Darrell Calkins Cobalt Saffron Darrell Calkins Cobaltsaffron Darrell Calkins Retreat Darrell Calkins Seminar Evolution Forgive Guilt Humor Inspiration Intuition Mysticism Personal Skills Development Possibility Resolution Shame Taoism Well Being Zen
Source : Re: [Kindle Edition]

179. “It is also worth noting that one can obtain a Ph.D. in any branch of science for no other purpose than to make cynical use of scientific language in an effort to rationalize the glaring inadequacies of tbe Bible. A handful of Christians appear to have done this; some have even obtained their degrees from reputable universities. No doubt, others will follow in their footsteps. While such people are technically "scientists," they are not behaving like scientists. They simply are not engaged in an honest inquiry into the nature of the universe. And their proclamations about God and the failures of Darwinism do not in the least signify that there is a legitimate scientific controversy about evolution.”

Tags : Atheism Creationism Education Evolution Reason Religion Science Skepticism
Author : Sam Harris
Source : The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason

180. “Tell me something. Do you believe in God?'Snow darted an apprehensive glance in my direction. 'What? Who still believes nowadays?''It isn't that simple. I don't mean the traditional God of Earth religion. I'm no expert in the history of religions, and perhaps this is nothing new--do you happen to know if there was ever a belief in an...imperfect God?''What do you mean by imperfect?' Snow frowned. 'In a way all the gods of the old religions were imperfect, considered that their attributes were amplified human ones. The God of the Old Testament, for instance, required humble submission and sacrifices, and and was jealous of other gods. The Greek gods had fits of sulks and family quarrels, and they were just as imperfect as mortals...''No,' I interrupted. 'I'm not thinking of a god whose imperfection arises out of the candor of his human creators, but one whose imperfection represents his essential characteristic: a god limited in his omniscience and power, fallible, incapable of foreseeing the consequences of his acts, and creating things that lead to horror. He is a...sick god, whose ambitions exceed his powers and who does not realize it at first. A god who has created clocks, but not the time they measure. He has created systems or mechanisms that serves specific ends but have now overstepped and betrayed them. And he has created eternity, which was to have measured his power, and which measures his unending defeat.'Snow hesitated, but his attitude no longer showed any of the wary reserve of recent weeks:'There was Manicheanism...''Nothing at all to do with the principles of Good and Evil,' I broke in immediately. 'This god has no existence outside of matter. He would like to free himself from matter, but he cannot...'Snow pondered for a while:'I don't know of any religion that answers your description. That kind of religion has never been...necessary. If i understand you, and I'm afraid I do, what you have in mind is an evolving god, who develops in the course of time, grows, and keeps increasing in power while remaining aware of his powerlessness. For your god, the divine condition is a situation without a goal. And understanding that, he despairs. But isn't this despairing god of yours mankind, Kelvin? Is it man you are talking about, and that is a fallacy, not just philosophically but also mystically speaking.'I kept on:'No, it's nothing to do with man. man may correspond to my provisional definition from some point of view, but that is because the definition has a lot of gaps. Man does not create gods, in spite of appearances. The times, the age, impose them on him. Man can serve is age or rebel against it, but the target of his cooperation or rebellion comes to him from outside. If there was only a since human being in existence, he would apparently be able to attempt the experiment of creating his own goals in complete freedom--apparently, because a man not brought up among other human beings cannot become a man. And the being--the being I have in mind--cannot exist in the plural, you see? ...Perhaps he has already been born somewhere, in some corner of the galaxy, and soon he will have some childish enthusiasm that will set him putting out one star and lighting another. We will notice him after a while...''We already have,' Snow said sarcastically. 'Novas and supernovas. According to you they are candles on his altar.''If you're going to take what I say literally...'...Snow asked abruptly:'What gave you this idea of an imperfect god?''I don't know. It seems quite feasible to me. That is the only god I could imagine believing in, a god whose passion is not a redemption, who saves nothing, fulfills no purpose--a god who simply is.”

Tags : Belief Conversation Creationism Despair Emotion Evolution Existence Existentialism God Immortality Imperfection Mortality Mythology Philosophy Religion Science Space Space Exploration Theology Theory Time Truth
Source : Solaris

181. “To put it bluntly but fairly, anyone today who doubts that the variety of life on this planet was produced by a process of evolution is simply ignorant—inexcusably ignorant, in a world where three out of four people have learned to read and write.”

Tags : Biology Creationism Evolution Science
Source : Darwin's Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meanings of Life

182. “How can we find spiritual meaning in a scientific worldview? Spirituality is a way of being in the world, a sense of one’s place in the cosmos, a relationship to that which extends beyond oneself. . . . Does scientific explanation of the world diminish its spiritual beauty? I think not. Science and spirituality are complementary, not conflicting; additive, not detractive. Anything that generates a sense of awe may be a source of spirituality. Science does this in spades. (158-159)”

Tags : Creationism Darwinism Evolution Intelligent Design Science Spirituality Worldview
Source : Why Darwin Matters: The Case Against Intelligent Design

183. “The debate that has been conducted in terms of "creation versus evolution" has gotten caught up with all kinds of other debates, and this has provided a singularly unhelpful backdrop to the would-be serious discussion of other parts of the Bible.”

Tags : Creation Creationism Evolution
Author : N.T. Wright
Source : Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense

184. “Believers can have both religion and science as long as there is no attempt to make A non-A, to make reality unreal, to turn naturalism into supernaturalism. (125)”

Tags : Creationism Darwinism Evolution Intelligent Design Religion Science
Source : Why Darwin Matters: The Case Against Intelligent Design

185. “Evolution provides a scientific foundation for the core values shared by most Christians and conservatives, and by accepting–and embracing–the theory of evolution, Christians and conservatives strengthen their religion, their politics, and science itself. The conflict between science and religion is senseless. It is based on fears and misunderstandings rather than on facts and moral wisdom. (138)”

Tags : Creationism Darwinism Evolution Intelligent Design Religion Science
Source : Why Darwin Matters: The Case Against Intelligent Design

186. “Darwin theorized that mankind (both male and female) evolved alongside each other over millions of years, both reproducing after their own kind before the ability to physically have sex evolved. They did this through “asexuality” (“without sexual desire or activity or lacking any apparent sex or sex organs”). Each of them split in half: “Asexual organisms reproduce by fission (splitting in half).”

Tags : Creationism Evolution Ignorant Misinformation Science
Author : Ray Comfort
Source : Nothing Created Everything: The Scientific Impossibility of Atheistic Evolution

187. “Don't creationists ever wonder about the fact that the paleontologists found ape-like skulls with the 'human leg and foot bones,' rather than the other way around, i.e., human skulls with 'ape leg and foot bones?' . . . Come on, creationists, think about it! Did God hide the human skulls, only leaving behind leg and foot bones belonging to human midgets with misshapen feet, and mix such bones only with the skulls of ape-like creatures with larger cranial capacities than living apes? What a 'kidder' the creationists' God must be.”

Tags : Atheism Atheist Atheists Christian Christianity Christians Creationism Creationist Creationists Evolution God Religion Religious

188. “Every being, created by God and unspoiled by man, is perfect, strictly defined and autonomous, entirely complete and at the same time with a built-in ability to grow and develop. This is the essence of its dignity and holiness. It is not an embodiment of God’s immense Personality, but only one of the realisations of His perfection.”

Tags : Being Creation Creationism Creature Development Dignity Evolution God Holiness Inspirational Life Life Lessons Living Creature Nature Perfection Personality Philosophy Realisation Truth Wisdom
Source : The End of the Jesus Era

189. “You are here on purpose and for a purpose." ~ Dr. MaryAnn Diorio”

Tags : Creationism Evolution Purpose

190. “Q: But what do you think that the Bible, itself, says? Don't you know how it was arrived at?A: I never made a calculationQ: What do you think?A: I do not think about things I don't think about.Q: Do you think about things you do think about?A: Well, sometimes.”

Tags : Court Creationism Evolution Humor Science Scopes Trial
Author : Scopes Trial

191. “My hand-stitched wings itchto take flightto test the winds of changethat inevitably blow at the end of a cycle.”

Tags : Change Cycles Dreams Evolution Inspirational Journey Journey Of Life Personal Development Recovery Survivor
Author : B.G. Bowers
Source : Death and Life

192. “Exactly. That's what's been happening here for the past ten thousand years: You've been doing what you damn well please with the world. And of course you mean to go right on doing what you damn well please with it, because the whole damn thing belongs to you.”

Tags : Evolution Humanity Humans Life Ownership
Author : Daniel Quinn
Source : Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit

193. “If theft is advantageous to everyone who succeeds at it, and adultery is a good strategy, at least for males, for increasing presence in the gene pool, why do we feel they are wrong? Shouldn't the only morality that evolution produces be the kind Bill Clinton had - being sorry you got caught?”

Tags : Adultery Darwinism Evolution Infidelity Macro Evolution Macroevolution Morality Natural Selection Social Darwinism Stealing Survival Of The Fittest Theft
Source : Calculating God

194. “I didn't know what kind of creature I was supposed to be until I woke on a hospital cot and was informed I had died. Nobody ever told me what I was. I figured I was broken. But it turns out that my scars were divine signs that I was granted a chance to begin again.”

Tags : Again Begin Broken Carew Chance Cot Creature Divine Evolution Gloria Grant Hannah Hospital Monster Morigan Nobody Normal Scars Signs Starbrazen
Source : Beyond Polaris

195. “The answer to what we're looking for, fixing the world with love, has to be traced back to something, and we can only trace it back to the God who is love. If we dive into the rest of Genesis and say, "What is this 'day' nonsense? As modern people, we can't believe that," then we have already missed the point. God has revealed to us through Moses the foundations of our desire for love and we want to talk about matter? When we lie in bed at night, do we miss matter or do we miss love? We miss love.”

Tags : Creation Evolution Genesis The Bible
Source : A Better Story: Sermons from the Book of Genesis

196. “The answer to what we're looking for, fixing the world with love, has to be traced back to something, and we can only trace it back to the God who is love. If we dive into the rest of Genesis and say, "What is this 'day' nonsense? As modern people, we can't believe that," then we have already missed the point.”

Tags : Creation Evolution Genesis The Bible
Source : A Better Story: Sermons from the Book of Genesis

197. “At the dawn of the twentieth century, it was already clear that, chemically speaking, you and I are not much different from cans of soup. And yet we can do many complex and even fun things we do not usually see cans of soup doing.”

Tags : Complexity Evolution Science Humor
Author : Philip Nelson
Source : Biological Physics: Energy, Information, Life

198. “Throughout the evolution of mankind our very much primordial ancestors had one thing in common, it was ignorance. This ignorance gave birth to fear. Fear of the unknown became a quintessential element of their daily survival. To ace the intensity of the fear, rituals of worship arose.”

Tags : Brain Brainy Quotes Evolution Fear Ignorance Rituals Science Worship
Source : The God Parasite: Revelation of Neuroscience

199. “The many meanings of 'evolution' are frequently exploited by Darwinists to distract their critics. Eugenie Scott recommends: 'Define evolution as an issue of the history of the planet: as the way we try to understand change through time. The present is different from the past. Evolution happened, there is no debate within science as to whether it happened, and so on... I have used this approach at the college level.' Of course, no college student—indeed, no grade-school dropout— doubts that 'the present is different from the past.' Once Scott gets them nodding in agreement, she gradually introduces them to 'The Big Idea' that all species—including monkeys and humans—are related through descent from a common ancestor... This tactic is called 'equivocation'—changing the meaning of a term in the middle of an argument.”

Tags : Ambiguity Ambiguous Terminology Ambiguous Words Darwinism Equivocation Evolution Macro Evolution Macroevolution Slippery Words Universal Common Descent
Source : The Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism and Intelligent Design

200. “Whoever perceives that robots and artificial intelligence are merely here to serve humanity, think again. With virtual domestic assistants and driverless cars just the latest in a growing list of applications, it is we humans who risk becoming dumbed down and ultimately subservient to machines.”

Tags : Automation Automobile Design Backwardness Brave New World Chained Civil Society Domestic Affairs Dumbing Down High Tech Humanity Impotency Nanotech New Era Powerless Quotes Quotation Collections Quotes About Life Robot World Robotic Humans Science Fiction Swapping Places Technological Advancement Technology Existential Risks Think Ahead Of Time Virtual Reality
Author : Alex Morritt
Source : Impromptu Scribe