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Theodosius Dobzhansky Quotes

The living world is not a single array ... connected by unbroken series of intergrades.
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The more we know, the better we realize that our knowledge is a little island in the midst of an ocean of ignorance.

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Seen in the light of evolution, biology is, perhaps, intellectually the most satisfying and inspiring science. Without that light it becomes a pile of sundry facts
some of them interesting or curious but making no meaningful picture as a whole.

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Man is the only living being who has a developed self-awareness and death-awareness.

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The foundations of population genetics were laid chiefly by mathematical deduction from basic premises contained in the works of Mendel and Morgan and their followers. Haldane, Wright, and Fisher are the pioneers of population genetics whose main research equipment was paper and ink rather than microscopes, experimental fields, Drosophila bottles, or mouse cages. Theirs is theoretical biology at its best, and it has provided a guiding light for rigorous quantitative experimentation and observation.

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Nature's stern discipline enjoins mutual help at least as often as warfare. The fittest may also be the gentlest.

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I am a creationist and an evolutionist. Evolution is God's, or Nature's method of creation. Creation is not an event that happened in 4004 BC; it is a process that began some 10 billion years ago and is still under way.

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