Daily Archives: February 13, 2014

12 thoughts on evolution for a snowy Darwin Day

Tyson: The good thing about science is that it's true whether you believe it or not."

Neil deGrasse Tyson and Bill Maher (from http://www.okmoviequotes.com/)

Darwin Day is observed on February 12 each year. This year in Greensboro, everyone was too busy thinking about how to get home from work to have any thoughts deeper than our seven inches of snow. Today, just about everyone is stuck at home, so we all can think as deeply as we please about anything. Perhaps global warming will relieve humanity of the need to evolve into an animal that can cope with snow.

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.
Charles DarwinThe Origin of Species

Creation is not an event that happened in 4004 BC; it is a process that began some 10 billion years ago and is still under way.
Theodosius Dobzhansky, “Nothing in Biology Makes Sense Except in the Light of Evolution”

Evolution, of course, is not something that simply applies to life here on earth; it applies to the whole universe.
John Polkinghorne

Each human being exists because there’s something they have to offer for the evolution of the universe that only they can fulfill.
Herbie Hancock

Of course in science there are things that are open to doubt and things need to be discussed. But among the things that science does know, evolution is about as certain as anything we know.
Richard Dawkins

Evolution is an indispensable component of any satisfying explanation of our psychology.
Steven Pinker

I’m still my parent’s child, I’m still me, but I made a choice. I evolved into Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. I think it has to do with evolution.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Darwin’s theory of evolution is a framework by which we understand the diversity of life on Earth.
Neil deGrasse Tyson

I want to grow. I want to be better. You grow. We all grow. We’re made to grow. You either evolve, or you disappear.
Tupac Shakur

As far as I’m concerned, if there is a supreme being then He chose organic evolution as a way of bringing into existence the natural world … which doesn’t seem to me to be necessarily blasphemous at all.
David Attenborough

I see no good reasons why the views given in this volume should shock the religious views of anyone.
Charles DarwinThe Origin of Species