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40 Greatest Quotes About Evolution


We are the representatives of the cosmos; we are an example of what hydrogen atoms can do, given 15 billion years of cosmic evolution. Carl Sagan
One general law, leading to the advancement of all organic beings, namely, multiply, vary, let the strongest live and the weakest die. Charles Darwin
The chicken is only an egg’s way for making another egg. Richard Dawkins
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. Richard Dawkins
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. Galileo Galilei
The more credit you give away, the more will come back to you. The more you help others, the more they will want to help you. Brian Tracy
The material you work with is that which you will come to resemble. That which you work against will always work against you, including yourself. Henry Rollins
The fossil record implies trial and error, the inability to anticipate the future, features inconsistent with a Great Designer (though not a Designer of a more remote and indirect temperament.). Carl Sagan
Some call it evolution, And others call it God. Charles Darwin
Origin of man now proved.—Metaphysics must flourish.—He who understands baboon would do more towards metaphysics than Locke. Charles Darwin
What you meet in another being is the projection of your own level of evolution. Ram Dass
Things exist either because they have recently come into existence or because they have qualities that made them unlikely to be destroyed in the past. Richard Dawkins
It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it. Upton Sinclair
Fashion is about two things: the evolution and the opposite. Karl Lagerfeld
Evolution is fundamentally hostile to religion. Richard Dawkins
We have reason to believe that man first walked upright to free his hands for masturbation. Lily Tomlin
If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands? Milton Berle
What is Man? Man is a noisome bacillus whom Our Heavenly Father created because he was disappointed in the monkey. Mark Twain
Evolution is just a theory? Well, so is gravity and I don't see you jumping out of buildings. Richard Dawkins
The theory of evolution by cumulative natural selection is the only theory we know of that is in principle capable of explaining the existence of organized complexity. Richard Dawkins
The evolution of sense is, in a sense, the evolution of nonsense. Vladimir Nabokov
The formation of different languages and of distinct species and the proofs that both have been developed through a gradual process, are curiously parallel. Charles Darwin
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. Jim Morrison
I think the discomfort that some people feel in going to the monkey cages at the zoo is a warning sign. Carl Sagan
You come first, the clothes later. Reinvent new combinations of what you already own. Be creative. Karl Lagerfeld
Evolution is not a genetically controlled distortion of one adult form into another; it is a genetically controlled alteration in a developmental program. Richard Dawkins
We admit that we are like apes, but we seldom realize that we are apes. Richard Dawkins
Civilization is a product of the cerebral cortex. Carl Sagan
Even if it were true that evolution, or the teaching of evolution, encouraged immorality that would not imply that the theory of evolution was false. Richard Dawkins
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. Richard Dawkins
The human brain is still undergoing rapid adaptive evolution,. Howard Hughes
Teaching creationism in science class as an alternative to evolution is inappropriate. Bill Nye
Innovation is an evolutionary process, so it's not necessary to be radical all the time. Marc Jacobs
What are the chances that we will one day discover that DNA has absolutely nothing to do with inheritance? They are effectively zero. Sam Harris
Women must become revolutionary. This cannot be evolution but revolution. Shirley Chisholm
For our own species, evolution occurs mostly through our behavior. We innovate new behavior to adapt. Michael Crichton
Evolution of consciousness is the central motive of terrestrial existence. Sri Aurobindo
When evolution has been outlawed, only the outlaws will evolve. Willie Nelson