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If we are going to teach creation science as an alternative to evolution, then we should also teach the stork theory as an alternative to biological reproduction.

Judith Hayes Quotes

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The reason why the universe is eternal is that it does not live for itself; it gives life to others as it transforms

Lao Tzu Quotes

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Promise yourself to live your life as a revolution and not just a process of evolution.

Anthony J. D'Angelo Quotes

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Most species do their own evolving, making it up as they go along, which is the way Nature intended. And this is all very natural and organic and in tune with mysterious cycles of the cosmos, which believes that there’s nothing like millions of years of really frustrating trial and error to give a species moral fiber and, in some cases, backbone.

Terry Pratchett Quotes

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Or ever the knightly years were gone With the old world to the grave, I was a king in Babylon And you were a Christian slave.

William Ernest Henley Quotes , Source: Echoes (XXXVII)

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While the rest of the species is descended from apes, redheads are descended from cats.

Mark Twain Quotes

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You ever noticed how people who believe in Creationism look really unevolved? You ever noticed that? Eyes real close together, eyebrow ridges, big furry hands and feet. "I believe God created me in one day" Yeah, looks like He rushed it.

Bill Hicks Quotes

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Today, the theory of evolution is an accepted fact for everyone but a fundamentalist minority, whose objections are based not on reasoning but on doctrinaire adherence to religious principles

James D. Watson Quotes

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All evolution in thought and conduct must at first appear as heresy and misconduct.

George Bernard Shaw Quotes

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

Stephen Jay Gould Quotes

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The evolution of the brain not only overshot the needs of prehistoric man, it is the only example of evolution providing a species with an organ which it does not know how to use

Arthur Koestler Quotes

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The rise of every man he loved to trace, Up to the very pod O! And, in baboons, our parent race Was found by old Monboddo. Their A, B, C, he made them speak, And learn their qui, quae, quod, O! Till Hebrew, Latin, Welsh, and Greek They knew as well's Monboddo!

Unattributed Author Quotes , Source: ballad in "Blackwood's Mag" referring to monkey theory of James Burnett (Lord Monboddo)

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Observe constantly that all things take place by change, and accustom thyself to consider that the nature of the Universe loves nothing so much as to change the things which are, and to make new things like them.

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (Marcus Aurelius) Quotes , Source: Meditations (ch. IV, 36)

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The stream of tendency in which all things seek to fulfill the law of their being.

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (Marcus Aurelius) Quotes , Source: Meditations (ch. IV, 36)

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A fire-mist and a planet, A crystal and a cell, A jellyfish and a saurian, And caves where the cavemen dwell; Then a sense of law and beauty, And a face turned from the clod-- Some call it Evolution, And others call it God.

William Herbert Carruth Quotes , Source: Each in his Own Tongue

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There was an ape in the days that were earlier, Centuries passed and his hair became curlier; Centuries more gave a thumb to his wrist-- Then he was a Man and a Positivist.

Mortimer Collins Quotes , Source: The British Birds (st. 5)

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I have called this principle, by which, each slight variation, if useful, is preserved, by the term of Natural Selection.

Charles R. Darwin Quotes , Source: The Origin of Species (ch. III)

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The expression often used by Mr. Herbert Spencer of the Survival of the Fittest is more accurate, and is sometimes equally convenient.

Charles R. Darwin Quotes , Source: The Origin of Species (ch. III)

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Till o'er the wreck, emerging from the storm, Immortal Nature lifts her changeful form: Mounts from her funeral pyre on wings of flame, And soars and shines, another and the same.

Erasmus Darwin Quotes , Source: Botanic Garden (pt. I, canto IV, l. 389)

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Said the little Eohippus, "I am going to be a horse, And on my middle fingernails To run my earthly course! . . . . I'm going to have a flowing tail! I'm going to have a mane! I'm going to stand fourteen hands high On the Psychozoic plain!"

Charlotte Perkins Stetson Gilman Quotes , Source: Similar cases

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A mighty stream of tendency.

William Hazlitt Quotes , Source: Essay--Why Distant Objects Please

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Children, behold the Chimpanzee; He sits on the ancestral tree From which we sprang in ages gone. I'm glad we sprang: had we held on, We might, for aught that I can say, Be horrid Chimpanzees to-day.

Oliver Herford Quotes , Source: The Chimpanzee

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We seem to exist in a hazardous time, Driftin' along here through space; Nobody knows just when we begun, Or how fur we've gone in the race.

Benjamin Franklin King, Jr. Quotes , Source: Evolution

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Pouter, tumbler, and fantail are from the same source; The racer and hack may be traced to one Horse; So men were developed from monkeys of course, Which nobody can deny.

Lord Charles Neaves Quotes , Source: The Origin of Species

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I was at Euphorbus at the siege of Troy.

Lord Charles Neaves Quotes , Source: The Origin of Species

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