Quotation Explorer - 'Evolutionary'

Some people will bring up evolutionary biology and apes, how female apes bow to male apes - that sort of thing. But the point is this: we are not apes. Apes also live in trees and eat earthworms. We do not. - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Faith is a natural evolutionary trait of the human mind, selected by Mother Nature as an internal coping-mechanism. - Abhijit Naskar
There is more to the human mind than its evolutionary heritage. - Kenan Malik
What do we see when we look at our Earth from the space? We see a giant present given to us by the evolutionary processes! To love and to protect this cosmic present is the most supreme duty of every living person! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Love, I have always known, is an evolutionary trait. It is a delicately tuned, intricate, sensitive impulse, but a trait nevertheless, a reaction honed by millions of years of an ever-changing and complex mating instinct. - David Bajo
Innovation is an evolutionary process, so it's not necessary to be radical all the time. - Marc Jacobs
There's an evolutionary imperative why we give a crap about our family and friends. And there's an evolutionary imperative why we don't give a crap about anybody else. If we loved all people indiscriminately, we couldn't function. - David Foster
I declare that The Beatles are mutants. Prototypes of evolutionary agents sent by God, endowed with a mysterious power to create a new human species, a young race of laughing freemen. - Timothy Leary
Right now, in the amazing moment that to us counts as the present, we are deciding, without quite meaning to, which evolutionary pathways will remain open and which will forever be closed. No other creature has ever managed this and it will, unfortunately, be our most enduring legacy. - Elizabeth Kolbert
You’ll feel afraid at times. You’ll feel weak at times. But remember, fear and weakness are not your enemies. They are forms of evolutionary wisdom in the face of danger. Take some time to assess the situation and shake the weakness and fear off your limbic system. - Abhijit Naskar
Homosexuality is neither a sin, nor an anomaly or a disease. It is an evolutionary variation. - Abhijit Naskar
Two forces pervade human life, the Gita says: the upward thrust of evolution and the downward pull of our evolutionary past. - Eknath Easwaran
Just imagine, among 8.7 million species, only one has become smart enough to ponder over the meaning of life. This simple evolutionary fact itself implies the gravitas of human life. - Abhijit Naskar
The greatest impact of the Darwinian revolution...was that it completed the liberation from superstition and fear that began in the physical sciences a few centuries before. Man, too, is a natural phenomenon. [in "The evolutionary concept of man", 1972, p. 35.] - George Gaylord Simpson
Moreover, if great men are the only hope of the Evolutionary Process, they are morally bound to rule over the masses for their own good -- we are all here on earth to help others: what on earth the others are here for, I don't know -- and the masses have no right whatsoever to resist them. - W.H. Auden
The alternative to thinking in evolutionary terms is not to think at all. - Peter Medawar
We have become, by the power of a glorious evolutionary accident called intelligence, the steward of life's continutity on earth. We did not ask for this role, but we cannot abjure it. We may not be suited to to it, but here we are. - Stephen Jay Gould
Human emotions have deep evolutionary roots, a fact that may explain their complexity and provide tools for clinical practice.The Nature of Emotions (2001) - Robert Plutchik
Evolutionary biology is imperialistic, overtaking entire fields of endeavor simply by attaching the prefix bio or neuro -- to their names: bioethics, no comics, even, God help us, neurotheology. Its logic is deployed against helpless laymen as a bully's truncheon or an argument stopper. - Andrew Ferguson
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