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Charles Darwin

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At some future period, not very distant as measured by centuries, the civilized races of man will almost certainly exterminate, and replace the savage races throughout the world.

— Charles Darwin

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We must, however, acknowledge, as it seems to me, that man with all his noble qualities... still bears in his bodily frame the indelible stamp of his lowly origin.

— Charles Darwin

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I have called this principle, by which each slight variation, if useful, is preserved, by the term of Natural Selection.

— Charles Darwin

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My mind seems to have become a kind of machine for grinding general laws out of large collections of facts.

— Charles Darwin

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On the ordinary view of each species having been independently created, we gain no scientific explanation.

— Charles Darwin

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The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.

— Charles Darwin

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What a book a devil's chaplain might write on the clumsy, wasteful, blundering, low, and horribly cruel work of nature!

— Charles Darwin

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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.

— Charles Darwin

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An American monkey, after getting drunk on brandy, would never touch it again, and thus is much wiser than most men.

— Charles Darwin

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The mystery of the beginning of all things is insoluble by us; and I for one must be content to remain an agnostic.

— Charles Darwin

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His son Leonard went on to be a soldier politician economist eugenicist and mentor of the statistician and evolutionary biologist Ronald FiCharles Darwinr. Darwin's book The Structure and Distribution of Coral Reefs on his theory of atoll formation was publiCharles Darwind in May 1842 after more than three years of work and he then wrote his first "pencil sketch" of his theory of natural selection. He wrote that the "final cause of all this wedging must be to sort out proper structure & adapt it to changes" so that "One may say there is a force like a hundred thousand wedges trying force into every kind of adapted structure into the gaps of in the economy of nature or rather forming gaps by thrusting out weaker ones.

In recognition of Darwin's pre-eminence as a scientist he was honoured with a major ceremonial funeral and buried in Westminster Abbey close to John Herschel and Isaac Newton. Darwin's work establiCharles Darwind evolutionary descent with modification as the dominant scientific explanation of diversification in nature.

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