Quotation Explorer - 'Selection'

There was something built into the human brain by natural selection which was once useful, and which now manifests itself as religion. - Richard Dawkins
In microbiology the roles of mutation and selection in evolution are coming to be better understood through the use of bacterial cultures of mutant strains. - Edward Tatum
The reality of the reality show on TV is that its quality standard is not defined by the performance of the participants but by the presentation of honesty in selection of the people as its judge celebrity. - Anuj Somany
It is essential for genetic material to be able to make exact copies of itself; otherwise growth would produce disorder, life could not originate, and favourable forms would not be perpetuated by natural selection. - Maurice Wilkins
Rejection is an opportunity for your selection. - Bernard Branson
The theory of evolution by cumulative natural selection is the only theory we know of that is in principle capable of explaining the existence of organized complexity. - Richard Dawkins
Smoking will probably kill me, but so will natural selection. - Carroll Bryant
Natural selection is not the wind which propels the vessel, but the rudder which, by friction, now on this side and now on that, shapes the course. - Asa Gray
I am quite sure that our views on evolution would be very different had biologists studied genetics and natural selection before and not after most of them were convinced that evolution had occurred. - J.B.S. Haldane
Selection is the very keel on which our mental ship is built. And in this case of memory its utility is obvious.If we remembered everything, we should on most occasions be as ill off as if we remembered nothing. - James Williams
Selection is the very keel on which our mental ship is built. And in this case of memory its utility is obvious. If we remembered everything, we should on most occasions be as ill off as if we remembered nothing. - William James
Natural selection is a mechanism for generating an exceedingly high degree of improbability. - Ronald A. Fisher
Nothing is less real than realism. Details are confusing. It is only by selection, by elimination, by emphasis, that we get at the real meaning of things. - Georgia O'Keeffe
To understand Darwin's work, you have to distinguish between his theory of descent and his theory of natural selection. THe full name of the first is the theory of descent with modification. Some call it the fact of evolution, and some call it the doctrine of evolution. - Lee Spetner
Know how to choose. Most things in life depend on it. You need good taste and an upright judgement; intelligence and application are not enough. There is no perfection without discernment and selection. - Baltasar Gracián
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