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Charles Darwin
(1809-1882) born on
Feb 12
English naturalist, author. He expounded the theory of evolution through natural selection in "Origin of the Species," 1859.
I have tried lately to read Shakespeare, and found it so intolerably dull that it nauseated me.

I must begin with a good body of facts and not from a principle (in which I always suspect some fallacy) and then as much deduction as you please.
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
I have steadily endeavoured to keep my mind free so to give up any hypothesis, however much beloved (and I cannot resist forming one on every subject), as soon as facts are shown to be opposed to it.
Believing as I do that man in the distant future will be a far more perfect creature than he now is, it is an intolerable thought that he and all other sentient beings are doomed to complete annihilation after such long-continued slow progress.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Autobiography."
R: Letter to J. Fiske, 8 Dec, 1874.
A: "The Descent of Man," 1871.
N: In "Quotations of Wit and Wisdom," ed. & John W. Garder et al., 1975.
K: In "Life and Letters of Charles Darwin," 1887.

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