Bill Bryson Quote

It is natural human impulse to think of evolution as a long chain of improvements, of a never-ending advance towards largeness and complexity — in a word, towards us. We flatter ourselves. Most of the real diversity in evolution has been small-scale. We large things are just flukes — an interesting side branch.


Page 311 - A Short History of Nearly Everything (2003)

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It is natural human impulse to think of evolution as a long chain of improvements, of a never-ending advance towards largeness and complexity — in...

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It is natural human impulse to think of evolution as a long chain of improvements, of a never-ending advance towards largeness and complexity — in...

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It is natural human impulse to think of evolution as a long chain of improvements, of a never-ending advance towards largeness and complexity — in...

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It is natural human impulse to think of evolution as a long chain of improvements, of a never-ending advance towards largeness and complexity — in...