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43,655. He invented evolution, didn’t he, Charles Darwin? (Charles Darwin & Evolution & Invention) Al Murray: The Pub Landlord: My Gaff, My Rules, London’s Playhouse Theatre
117,655. Darwin was born the son of a doctor. But using his own theories, evolved into a scientist. He was faskinated [sic] by nature, and decided to find out more about it by going to sea on a beagle. (Great Britain & Charles Darwin) Cunk on Britain s1e3, BBC 2018
386. All the professors in all the religious colleges in this country rolled into one, would not equal Charles Darwin. (Religion & Charles Darwin) Robert G Ingersoll
377. This century will be called Darwin’s century. He was one of the greatest men who ever touched this globe. He has explained more of the phenomena of life than all of the religious teachers. Write the name of Charles Darwin on the one hand and the name of every theologian who ever lived on the other, and from that name has come more light to the world than from all of those. His doctrine of evolution, his doctrine of the survival of the fittest, his doctrine of the origin of species, has removed in every thinking mind the last vestige of orthodox Christianity. He has not only stated, but he has demonstrated, that the inspired writer knew nothing of this world, nothing of the origin of man, nothing of geology, nothing of astronomy, nothing of nature; that the Bible is a book written by ignorance – at the instigation of fear. Think of the men who replied to him. Only a few years ago there was no person too ignorant to successfully answer Charles Darwin; and the more ignorant he was the more cheerfully he undertook the task. He was held up to the ridicule, the scorn and contempt of the Christian world, and yet when he died, England was proud to put his dust with that of her noblest and her grandest. Charles Darwin conquered the intellectual world, and his doctrines are now accepted facts. (Religion & Charles Darwin & Evolution) Robert Ingersoll
5,941. The wildlife of the Galapagos inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution. (Evolution & Charles Darwin) Horizon: Wings of Angels, BBC 1999
5,942. In 1947 David Lack was confirmed into the Church of England. He became a leading force in the re-emergence of Darwinism, which followed the Second World War. (Evolution & Charles Darwin) ibid.
5,634. Darwin’s Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection was built on the work of naturalists who were discovering thousands of new species across the world. (Life & Evolution & Charles Darwin & Species) Professor Brian Cox, Wonders of Life III: Endless Forms Most Beautiful
5,661. Evolutionists have been very clear about this distinction of fact and theory from the very beginning, if only because we have always acknowledged how far we are from completely understanding the mechanisms (theory) by which evolution (fact) occurred. Darwin continually emphasized the difference between his two great and separate accomplishments: establishing the fact of evolution, and proposing a theory – natural selection – to explain the mechanism of evolution. (Evolution & Charles Darwin) Stephen J Gould, Evolution as Fact and Theory, Discover May 1981
5,892. It was Darwin’s chief contribution, not only to Biology but to the whole of natural science, to have brought to light a process by which contingencies a priori improbable are given, in the process of time, an increasing probability, until it is their non-occurrence, rather than their occurrence, which becomes highly probable. (Evolution & Charles Darwin) R A Fisher 1890-1962
5,895. Darwinian man though well behaved, is really but a monkey shaved! (Evolution & Monkey & Charles Darwin) Gilbert & Sullivan, Princess Ida
6,018. Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection is the only workable explanation that has ever been proposed for the remarkable fact of our own existence, indeed the existence of all life wherever it may turn up in the universe. (Evolution & Life & Charles Darwin) John Maynard Smith, The Theory of Evolution 1958 p15
6,019. Natural selection is the only workable explanation for the beautiful and compelling illusion of ‘design’ that pervades every living body and every organ. Knowledge of evolution may not be strictly useful in everyday commerce. You can live some sort of life and die without ever hearing the name of Darwin. But if, before you die, you want to understand why you lived in the first place, Darwinism is the one subject that you must study. (Evolution & Charles Darwin) ibid. p16
5,812. The theory of evolution by natural selection was put forward in the 1850s independently by two men: one was Charles Darwin who lived in this house in the village of Down in Kent, the other was Alfred Russel Wallace. (Charles Dickens & Evolution & Humanity & Great Britain) Jacob Bronowski, The Ascent of Man: Evolution: The Ladder of Creation 9/13
5,813. There are two traditions of explanation that march side by side in the Ascent of Man: one is the analysis of the physical structure of the world, the other is the study of the processes of life. (Evolution & Charles Darwin & Science & Humanity) ibid.
5,814. The manifestations of life, its expressions, its forms, are so diverse that they must contain a large element of the accidental. And yet the nature of life is so uniform that it must be constrained by many necessities. (Evolution & Charles Darwin & Life & Humanity) ibid.
5,815. It cannot be an accident that the Theory of Evolution is conceived twice by two men living at the same time in the same culture – the culture of Queen Victoria in England. (Evolution & Charles Darwin & England & Humanity) ibid.
5,816. Species are not immutable. (Evolution & Charles Darwin & Species) ibid.
5,817. When he was twenty-five Wallace decided to become a full-time naturalist. (Evolution & Humanity & Charles Darwin) ibid.
5,818. Wallace had never been further than Wales but he was not overawed by the exotic. (Evolution & Humanity & Charles Darwin) ibid.
5,819. Alfred Wallace returned from the tropics as Darwin had done, convinced that related species diverged from a common stock and nonplussed as to why they diverged. What Wallace did not know was that Darwin had hit on the explanation two years after he returned to England. (Evolution & Humanity & Charles Darwin) ibid.
5,820. Darwin ... A mind that did not want to face the public. (Evolution & Charles Darwin & Humanity) ibid.
5,821. Wallace ... The same book by Malthus, and had the same explanation flash on him that had struck Darwin. (Evolution & Humanity & Charles Darwin) ibid.
5,822. Darwin received Wallace’s paper here in his study at Down House in June 1858. (Evolution & Charles Darwin & Humanity) ibid.
5,823. Darwin wrote On the Origin of Species and published it at the end of 1859. (Evolution & Charles Darwin & Humanity) ibid.
5,824. Each one of us traces back through that evolutionary process. (Evolution & Charles Darwin & Humanity) ibid.
5,825. We look more deeply at the chemistry we all share. (Evolution & Charles Darwin & Humanity) ibid.
5,826. The Theory of Evolution is no longer a battleground: that’s because the evidence for it so much richer and more varied now than in the days of Darwin and Wallace. (Evolution & Charles Darwin & Evidence & Humanity) ibid.
5,827. Between me and the chimpanzee there is just one difference in an amino acid ... The number of amino acids differences which is a measure of the evolutionary distance between me and the other mammals. (Evolution & Charles Darwin & Primate & Mammals & Humanity) ibid.
5,828. Proteins are the constituents of all living things. (Evolution & Charles Darwin & Humanity) ibid.
5,889. Secluded in his rural laboratory Darwin’s manuscript on what he was already calling Natural Selection developed into an essay suitable for publication. Some of his text draw on the experiences he had on his round the world Beagle expedition. Out of the five years he spent on the voyage he had stayed just five weeks on the Galapagos Islands collecting specimens of plants and different species of mocking birds and finches. The significance of his Galapagos experience in the development of his theory has been overstated. (Evolution & Charles Darwin & Galapagos Islands) Darwin’s Struggle: The Evolution of the Origin of Species