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Charles Robert Darwin quotes

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Charles Robert Darwin, FRS (February 12, 1809 - April 19, 1882) was an English naturalist and geologist, best known for his contributions to evolutionary theory. He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors, and in a joint publication with Alfred Russel Wallace introduced his 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. (Click here for full Wikipedia article)

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A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.

A republic cannot succeed, till it contains a certain body of men imbued with the principles of justice and honour.

Although much remains obscure, and will long remain obscure... I am convinced that Natural Selection has been the main but not exclusive means of modification.

False facts are highly injurious to the progress of science, for they often long endure; but false views, if supported by some evidence, do little harm, as every one takes a salutary pleasure in proving their falseness; and when this is done, one path towards error is closed and the road to truth is often at the same time opened.

Great is the power of steady misrepresentation; but the history of science shows that fortunately this power does not long endure.

I feel most deeply that the whole subject is too profound for the human intellect. A dog might as well speculate on the mind of Newton. Let each man hope and believe what he can. Certainly I agree with you that my views are not at all necessarily atheistical.

I love fools' experiments. I am always making them.

If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once a week.

It has often and confidently been asserted, that man's origin can never be known: but ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.

It may be doubted whether any character can be named which is distinctive of a race and is constant.

More individuals are born than can possibly survive. A grain in the balance can determine which individuals shall live and which shall die.

One general law, leading to the advancement of all organic beings, namely, multiply, vary, let the strongest live and the weakest die.




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"Age of Consent" is an arbitrary rule

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Particularly in an age where
sexual-oriented “hot-spots” like gay marriages are changing our perception of what is acceptable in society, will our views on underage sex also need to undergo an overhaul?
Roman Polanski is a case in point. His tryst with a 12 year old girl forced him to flee the U.S. Some thirty years later, the “victim” (now an adult woman) says she has no issue with Polanksi. If the “victim” of the crime is ready to forgive and forget, should we still enforce the punishment? To this day, Polanski chooses to stay out of the U.S. to avoid prosecution.

While we can legislate for the age of consent

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It’s virtually impossible to enforce those laws when both parties consent in private. So are we focusing on the symptom rather than the cause? Are we enforcing out-dated moral standards on youth who are living in a completely new world? In an age where sexual-oriented “hot-spots” like gay marriages are changing our perception of what is acceptable in society, will our views on underage sex also need to undergo an overhaul? Roman Polanski is a case in point. His tryst with a 12 year old girl forced him to flee the U.S. Some thirty years later, the “victim” (now an adult woman) says she has no issue with Polanksi

The Polanksi case also raises the question

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Of the “victimless” crime. While we can legislate for the age of consent, it’s virtually impossible to enforce those laws when both parties consent in private. So are we focusing on the symptom rather than the cause? Are we enforcing out-dated moral standards on youth who are living in a completely new world? In an age where sexual-oriented “hot-spots” like gay marriages are changing our perception of what is acceptable in society, will our views on underage sex also need to undergo an overhaul?
Roman Polanski is a case in point. His tryst with a 12 year old girl forced him to flee the U

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