Charles Robert Darwin, FRS was an English naturalist and geologist, best known for his contributions to evolutionary theory. He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors, and in a joint publication with Alfred Russel Wallace introduced his scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he called natural selection, in which the struggle for existence has a similar effect to the artificial selection involved in selective breeding... (wikipedia)
The mystery of the beginning of all things is insoluble by us; and I for one must be content to remain an agnostic.
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.
An American monkey, after getting drunk on brandy, would never touch it again, and thus is much wiser than most men.
A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.
I love fools' experiments. I am always making them.
I am turned into a sort of machine for observing facts and grinding out conclusions.
False facts are highly injurious to the progress of science, for they often endure long; but false views, if supported by some evidence, do little harm, for every one takes a salutary pleasure in proving their falseness.
A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting on his past actions and their motives - of approving of some and disapproving of others.
I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created parasitic wasps with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of Caterpillars.
A man's friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.