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    The theory of evolution must be considered as a scientific theory, as theory, that is, proposed to explain or systemize a set of facts, and that no one has any claim to be considered as a serious rival to Darwin in the "discovery" of this theory who did not conduct his evolutionary studies upon a reasonably wide basis of facts. To have ideas, apercus, is not enough, and it is the overevalutation of such clever but uncontrolled guesses which is apt to produce the ludicrous fallacy of combination, in which fragments of the final theory are collected from widely scattered sources and are combined in such a way as to impugn the originality of him who was the first to see how such a synthesis was possible.

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In most instances, all an argument proves is that two people are present.

In most instances, all an argument proves is that two people are present.

by Tony Petito Found in: Society Quotes,
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This strange disease of modern life, with its sick hurry, its divided aims.

This strange disease of modern life, with its sick hurry, its divided aims.

by Matthew Arnold Found in: Society Quotes,
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The classes and the masses.

The classes and the masses.

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It is a perplexing and unpleasant truth that when men already have "something worth fighting for," they do not feel read more

It is a perplexing and unpleasant truth that when men already have "something worth fighting for," they do not feel like fighting.

by Eric Hoffer Found in: Society Quotes,
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It is not at all simple to understand the simple.

It is not at all simple to understand the simple.

by Eric Hoffer Found in: Society Quotes,
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Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.

Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.

by Joshua J. Marine Found in: Society Quotes,
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Modern man lives isolated in his artificial environment, not because the artificial is evil as such, but because of his read more

Modern man lives isolated in his artificial environment, not because the artificial is evil as such, but because of his lack of comprehension of the forces which make it work- of the principles which relate his gadgets to the forces of nature, to the universal order. It is not central heating which makes his existence 'unnatural,' but his refusal to take an interest in the principles behind it. By being entirely dependent on science, yet closing his mind to it, he leads the life of an urban barbarian.

by Arthur Koestler Found in: Society Quotes,
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Nature abhors a moron.

Nature abhors a moron.

by H. L. Mencken Found in: Society Quotes,
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In a society in which it is a moral offense to be different from your neighbor your only escape is read more

In a society in which it is a moral offense to be different from your neighbor your only escape is never to let them find out.

by Robert Heinlein Found in: Society Quotes,
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