Charles Darwin Quote
Letter to sister Susan Elizabeth Darwin (4 August 1836). As quoted in: The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin (1887), volume I, chapter VI: "The Voyage", page 266
“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.”
It's actually a paraphrase of Darwin in the writings of Leon C. Megginson. From: L. Megginson, "Lessons from Europe for American Business", Southwestern Social Science Quarterly, 1963, 44(1): 3-13, p. 4
“Origin of man now proved.—Metaphysics must flourish.—He who understands baboon would do more towards metaphysics than Locke.”
Notebook, 16 August 1838
“I feel most deeply that this whole question of Creation is too profound for human intellect. A dog might as well speculate on the mind of Newton! Let each man hope and believe what he can.”
London Illustrated News (21 April 1862).
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsCharles Darwin
Born: February 12, 1809
Died: April 19, 1882 (aged 73)
Bio: Charles Robert Darwin was an English naturalist. He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors, and proposed the 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.
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