Friday, February 12, 2010

Do we meander on . . .

Today is the birthday of Charles Darwin (February 12, 1809 - April 19, 1882), naturalist. He is renowned for his documentation of evolution and for his theory of its operation, known as Darwinism. He published his theory with his compelling evidence for evolution in his 1859 book On the Origin of Species.

"A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life." - Charles Darwin

"Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science." - Charles Darwin

"In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed." - Charles Darwin

"It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change." - Charles Darwin

"The highest possible stage in moral culture is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts." - Charles Darwin

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