Niles Eldredge Quotes
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Thus extinctions, in the abstract consideration of life's entire history, have paved the way for the truly new, including, of course, ourselves. But now that we are here, it is not inconsistent at all to want to see our own species survive. To hell with innovation, let's try to stick around.
CHARLES ROBERT DARWIN stands among the giants of Western thought because he convinced a majority of his peers that all of life shares a single, if complex, history. He taught us that we can understand life's history in purely naturalistic terms, without recourse to the supernatural or divine.