quote by Man Ray

An original is a creation motivated by desire. Any reproduction of an originals motivated be necessity. It is marvelous that we are the only species that creates gratuitous forms. To create is divine, to reproduce is human.

— Man Ray

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Origin of species quote You were born an original. Don't die a copy.

You were born an original. Don't die a copy.

There are certain books in the world which every searcher for truth must know: the Bible, the Critique of Pure Reason, the Origin of Species, and Karl Marx's Capital.

Darwin's theory of evolution is a framework by which we understand the diversity of life on Earth. But there is no equation sitting there in Darwin's 'Origin of Species' that you apply and say, 'What is this species going to look like in 100 years or 1,000 years?' Biology isn't there yet with that kind of predictive precision.

Origin of species quote All our knowledge has its origin in our perceptions.

All our knowledge has its origin in our perceptions.

There are certain books in the world which every searcher for truth must know: the Bible, the Critique of Pure Reason, the Origin of Species, and Karl Marx's Capital.

Sir Julian Huxley, one of the world's leading evolutionists, head of UNESCO, descendant of Thomas Huxley - Darwin's bulldog - said on a talk show, 'I suppose the reason we leaped at The Origin of Species was because the idea of God interfered with our sexual mores.'.

If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once every week.

Origin of species quote Never change your originality for the sake of others. Because no one can play yo

Never change your originality for the sake of others. Because no one can play your role better than you.

Great is the power of steady misrepresentation;

but the history of science shows that fortunately this power does not long endure.

A fair result can be obtained only by fully stating and balancing the facts and arguments on both sides of each question." Charles Darwin

When students of other sciences ask us what is now currently believed about the origin of species, we have no clear answer to give. Faith has given way to agnosticism. Meanwhile, though our faith in evolution stands unshaken we have no acceptable account of the origin of species.

Origin of species quote The mind that opens up to a new idea never returns to its original size.

The mind that opens up to a new idea never returns to its original size.

Great is the power of steady misrepresentation

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

I love to read, and so I've been reading everything I can, not intensely, but I love to read so I read "Origin of Species" by Darwin and I can't make head or tail of E=MC squared by Einstein, but I try to baffle my way through that.

Origin of species quote Man is the most insane species. He worships an invisible God and destroys a visi

Man is the most insane species. He worships an invisible God and destroys a visible Nature. Unaware that this is Nature he's destroying is this God he's worshiping.

Endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being evolved

To suppose that the eye could have been formed by natural selection, seems, I freely confess, absurd in the highest possible degree

On the theory of natural selection we can clearly understand the full meaning of that old canon in natural history, “Natura non facit saltum.” This canon, if we look only to the present inhabitants of the world, is not strictly correct, but if we include all those of past times, it must by my theory be strictly true.

Origin of species quote Never be afraid to be yourself. Remember an original is worth more than a copy.

Never be afraid to be yourself. Remember an original is worth more than a copy.

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Many of the medicines we use today, to fight everything from AIDS to cancer, originate as a toxin in an amphibian skin. When we lose these animals, we lose resources. We lose keystone species in the environments where they live.

I am almost convinced (quite contrary to opinion I started with) that species are not (it is like confessing a murder) immutable.

I think it inevitably follows, that as new species in the course of time are formed through natural selection, others will become rarer and rarer, and finally extinct. The forms which stand in closest competition with those undergoing modification and improvement will naturally suffer most.

Origin of species quote It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.

It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.

As natural selection works solely by and for the good of each being, all corporeal and mental endowments will tend to progress toward perfection.

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

It will be possible, through the detailed determination of amino-acid sequences of hemoglobin molecules and of other molecules too, to obtain much information about the course of the evolutionary process, and to illuminate the question of the origin of species.

Origin of species quote It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, b

It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.

It is a truly wonderful fact - the wonder of which we are apt to overlook from familiarity - that all animals and all plants throughout all time and space should be related to each other in group subordinate to group.

... why are so many religious people arguing about the origin of the species but so few concerned about the extinction of the species?

...for the shield may be as important for victory, as the sword or spear.

Origin of species quote You were born an original. Don't die a copy !

You were born an original. Don't die a copy !

Nothing is easier than to admit in words the truth of the universal struggle for life, or more difficult--at least I have found it so--than constantly to bear this conclusion in mind.

... not one living species will transmit its unaltered likeness to a distant futurity.

Why, if species have descended from other species by insensibly fine gradations, do we not everywhere see innumerable transitional forms.

Origin of species quote Music is the original social media.

Music is the original social media.

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It has sometimes been said that the success of the Origin proved "that the subject was in the air," or "that men's minds were prepared for it." I do not think that this is strictly true, for I occasionally sounded not a few naturalists, and never happened to come across a single one who seemed to doubt about the permanence of species.

Nevertheless so profound is our ignorance, and so high our presumption, that we marvel when we hear of the extinction of an organic being; and as we do not see the cause, we invoke cataclysms to desolate the world, or invent laws on the duration of the forms of life!

For millennia the two-million acre redwood ecosystem thrived and sheltered myriad species of life. In the last 150 years, 97 percent of the original redwood forests have been destroyed by timber corporations. ... Big business cut-and-run logging operations have instilled a false dichotomy: jobs versus the environment.

Origin of species quote You are the universe, expressing itself as a human for a little while.

You are the universe, expressing itself as a human for a little while.

We behold the face of nature bright with gladness.

In laying hands upon the sacred ark of absolute permanency, in treating the forms that had been regarded as types of fixity and perfection as originating and passing away, the Origin of Species introduced a mode of thinking that in the end was bound to transform the logic of knowledge, and hence the treatment of morals, politics, and religion.

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

When I view all beings not as special creations, but as the lineal descendants of some few beings which lived long before the first bed of the Cambrian system was deposited, they seem to me to become ennobled.

We will now discuss in a little more detail the Struggle for Existence.

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