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According to the concept of transformational evolution,
by Ernst Mayr

According to the concept of transformational evolution,
first clearly articulated by Lamarck,
evolution consists of the gradual transformation of
organisms from one condition of existence to another.
- Ernst Mayr

It seems to me that for Darwin the pulsing of evolutionary
rates was a strictly vertical phenomenon.
- Ernst Mayr

Life is simply the reification of the process of living.
- Ernst Mayr

Evolution thus is merely contingent on certain processes articulated by Darwin:
variation and selection.
- Ernst Mayr

 

New gene pools are generated in every generation,
and evolution takes place because the successful individuals
produced by these gene pools give rise to the next generation.
- Ernst Mayr

Living in an entirely different physical as well as biotic environment,
such a population would have unique opportunities to
enter new niches and to select novel adaptive pathways.
- Ernst Mayr

All I claimed was that when a drastic change occurs,
it occurs in a relatively small and isolated population.
- Ernst Mayr

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Indeed, I was unable to find any evidence whatsoever
of the occurrence of a drastic evolutionary acceleration
and genetic reconstruction in widespread,
populous species.
- Ernst Mayr

I did not claim that speciation occurs only in founder populations.
- Ernst Mayr

As a consequence, geneticists described evolution simply
as a change in gene frequencies in populations,
totally ignoring the fact that evolution consists of
the two simultaneous but quite separate phenomena of
adaptation and diversification.
- Ernst Mayr

Most of them are doomed to rapid extinction,
but a few may make evolutionary inventions,
such as physiological, ecological, or behavioral innovations
that give these species improved competitive potential.
- Ernst Mayr

In those early years in New York when I was a stranger in a big city,
it was the companionship and later friendship which
I was offered in the Linnean Society that was the most
important thing in my life.
- Ernst Mayr

I had found again and again that the most aberrant
population of a species -
often having reached species rank,
and occasionally classified even as a separate genus -
occurred at a peripheral location,
indeed usually at the most isolated peripheral location.
- Ernst Mayr

The major novelty of my theory was its claim that the
most rapid evolutionary change does not occur in widespread,
populous species, as claimed by Most geneticists,
but in small founder populations.
- Ernst Mayr

Nothing is evil which is according to nature.
- Marcus Aurelius

Let us touch the dying, the poor,
the lonely and the unwanted
according to the graces we have received
and let us not be ashamed
or slow to do the humble work.
- Mother Teresa

God has no religion.
Each one prays to God according to his own light.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Each one prays to God according to his own light.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

You can't move so fast that you try to change
the mores faster than people can accept it.
That doesn't mean you do nothing,
but it means that you do the things that
need to be done according to priority.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Most of us believe that we have
been betrayed by someone outside of us -
in other words someone has done something to hurt us,
been dishonest or broken a promise made:
some trust in some concept was broken.
Indeed someone may have taken an action
that took only their needs into consideration,
they may have not followed through on a promise made,
and they may have not told you the truth.
But their actions have nothing to do with you
and have everything to do with them.
That's why no one can do anything TO you.
They can take actions that involve you that you may not like -
according to your point of view.
But you are not a victim, no way, no how.
- Sheri Rosenthal

All right everyone, line up alphabetically according to your height.
- Casey Stengel

The good news is that, according to the Obama administration,
the rich will pay for everything.
The bad news is that, according to the Obama administration,
you're rich.
- P. J. O'Rourke

Seriousness is a sickness; your sense of humor
makes you more human, more humble.
The sense of humor - according to me -
is one of the most essential parts of religiousness.
- Osho

Today is the bridge between the past,
regarding which we unconditionally accept that
everything has occurred according to God's plan,
and a future where we place our unconditional trust
in God's omnipotence and His benevolent design for our lives.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A woman today is good, or she is bad,
according to the way she does a thing -
and not because of the thing itself.
- Norma Shearer

The position that I take partly as a result of living
in Asia is where you stop living according to your
expectations and you become available to experience things as they are.
- Martha Beck

According as the man is, so must you humour him.
- Jean Racine

Do not be surprised if I adore as God what you called humanity,
since you talked of humanity as if it was empty of
spirit and you think in the flesh according to the flesh.
- Michael Servetus

According to the law of nature it is only fair that
no one should become richer through damages and injuries suffered by another.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

The much vaunted male logic isn't logical,
because they display prejudices against half the human
race that are considered prejudices according to any dictionary definition.
- Eva Figes

The future, according to some scientists,
will be exactly like the past, only far more expensive.
- John Sladek

Man may act according to that principle or inclination
which for the present happens to be strongest,
and yet act in a way disproportionate to,
and violate his real proper nature.
- Joseph Butler

I couldn't have attended half the parties that I was
supposed to have been to according to the newspapers.
It bothers me.
- Calvin Klein

I make my own limits which are drawn according to my own taste.
- Stan Sakai

True freedom is the capacity for acting according to one's true character,
to be altogether one's self, to be self-determined
and not subject to outside coercion.
- Corliss Lamont

According to the committee's findings,
a network of mobile missiles carrying the newest warheads
could be tested by China this year and deployed as early as 2002.
- Charles Foster Bass

According to the percentage people, you would be perfectly comfortable.
- Bobby Bragan

Let each produce according to his aptitudes and his force;
let each consume according to his need.
- Louis Blanc

According to one critic, my works looked like scraped billboards.
I went to look at the billboards and decided that more
billboards should be scraped.
- Mark Tobey

The problem with emotion was that it was clearly something important,
but-at least according to the old philosophy-it was something to overcome.
- Donald Norman

Whatever be the qualities of the man with whom a woman
is united according to the law,
such qualities even she assumes, like a river,
united with the ocean.
- Guru Nanak

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse,
the first use of alcohol typically begins at age 12.
- Xavier Becerra

Big business never pays a nickel in taxes,
according to Ralph Nader, who represents a big consumer
organization that never pays a nickel in taxes.
- Dave Barry

Men try to run life according to their wishes;
life runs itself according to necessity.
- Jean Toomer

East is East, and West is San Francisco,
according to Californians.
Californians are a race of people; they are not merely inhabitants of a State.
- O. Henry

Mathematics is a game played according to certain simple
rules with meaningless marks on paper.
- David Hilbert

According to your sympathy, you will take pleasure
in your own happiness or in the happiness of other people;
but it is always your own happiness you seek.
- John Buchanan Robinson

I would suggest that barbarism be considered as a permanent
and universal human characteristic which becomes more
or less pronounced according to the play of circumstances.
- Simone Weil

If my children do not behave according to Islam,
if they do not pray for instance, I will punish them.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

In Finland we have equal political rights for women and men.
We do not regard ourselves according to sex.
- Harri Holkeri

Give me the liberty to know, to utter,
and to argue freely according to conscience,
above all liberties.
- John Milton

Talk unbelief, and you will have unbelief;
but talk faith,
and you will have faith.
According to the seed sown will be the harvest.
- Ellen G. White

According to our Christian ethics, we're supposed to love God,
love each other and help take care of the poor.
It is immoral to charge somebody making $5,000 an income tax.
- Bob Riley

If women be educated for dependence;
that is,
to act according to the will of another fallible being,
and submit, right or wrong, to power,
where are we to stop?
- Mary Wollstonecraft

According to the official version of history,
CIA aid to the Mujahadeen began during 1980,
that is to say, after the Soviet army invaded Afghanistan,
24 Dec 1979.
- Zbigniew Brzezinski

The elements, if arranged according to their atomic weights,
exhibit an apparent periodicity of properties.
- Dmitri Mendeleev

According to the new ethics, virtue is not restrictive but expansive,
a sentiment and even an intoxication.
- Irving Babbitt

According to Johnny Carson, I was the guy who Marlon
sent out to do all the dirty work.
- Jim Fowler

According to the Social Security Administration,
in 1945, 41.9 workers supported each individual retiree,
while today only 3.3 workers support each retiree.
This system cannot continue.
- Larry Elder

Every man should be considered as having a right to
the character which he deserves;
that is,
to be spoken of according to his actions.
- James Mill

I'm not entangled in shaping my work according to other
people's views of how I should have done it.
- Toni Morrison

According to Islamic principles, when a man is accused of heresy,
he is given the choice between repentance and punishment.
- Naguib Mahfouz

According to the Sutras, evil deeds result in hardships
and good deeds result in blessings.
- Bodhidharma

Some 43 percent of voters in union households voted
for President Bush in 2004,
according to exit poll data.
- Linda Chavez

The superior man acts before he speaks,
and afterwards speaks according to his action.
- Confucius

To work with the hands or brain, according to our requirements and our capacities,
to do that which lies before us to do,
is more honorable than rank and title.
- Albert Pike

And if strangers come to supper they shall be served
with more according as they have need.
- Robert Grosseteste

He does not believe that does not live according to his belief .
- Sigmund Freud

It is the hope of the European Union that Ariel Sharon
will keep the peace process alive and continue the
dialogue according to the wishes of all the parties involved.
- Goran Persson

The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.
- Flannery O'Connor

The channels of intuitive knowledge are opened according
to the intensity of individual need.
- Jane Roberts


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