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All I claimed was that when a drastic change occurs,
by Ernst Mayr

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

By the time I came out, that kind of stopped it.
The bullying stopped when I claimed myself and proved that I wasn't afraid.
A lot of it was when I was hiding when I was younger.
- Randy Harrison

Whoopi and I have been friends ever since she claimed
she couldn't sing on the set of Sister Act.
- Jenifer Lewis

I got a lot of flak for having Kirk as the lead because
they all claimed it was a much harder sell,
but no one else could have done that part for many reasons.
- Donal Logue

Men wholly bent on wordly treasures were the dupes of their own passions,
rather than deceived by the writings or pretenses of
those who claimed to be Alchemists.
- Ethan A. Hitchcock

It bothers me to know there is the possibility that
I as a Christian would be not only an underdog,
but that I would be trodden upon if I claimed that I was a Christian.
- Lee Greenwood

Or even the state of Florida, where they are prepared to execute children.
Umm, well, you hope that at least that there is something there to be claimed.
- Edwidge Danticat

The reporter claimed he was going to write the article from my point of view.
Instead, he made me sound like a little idiot.
It made me never want to do another interview again.
- Tia Carrere

Experience which was once claimed by the aged is now
claimed exclusively by the young.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

In the history of Wikileaks, nobody has claimed that
the material being put out is not authentic.
- Julian Assange

The Second World War claimed tens of millions of victims.
- Jean-Marie Le Pen

The poets' scrolls will outlive the monuments of stone.
Genius survives; all else is claimed by death.
- Edmund Spenser

For decades, the violence in the Middle East has claimed
a multitude of innocent civilian victims:
Men,
women and children, Arab and Israeli.
- John Conyers

The studio have always claimed that the ship is the star of the show,
especially when they're renegotiating contracts.
- Patrick Stewart

When you are winning a war
almost everything that happens
can be claimed to be right and wise.
- Winston Churchill

Jesus claimed He had the power to raise himself from
the dead and His followers would be raised from the dead.
That's a unique claim in the literature of religion.
- Josh McDowell

Mom claimed that I could carry a tune at 2 or 3 years of age.
Maybe she was a little prejudiced.
- Ethel Merman

Nietzsche claimed that his genius was in his nostrils
and I think that is a very excellent place for it to be.
- Federico Fellini

Mrs.
White, in my opinion, made false statements.
She misused what she claimed was the prophetic gift she had.
- Walter Martin

Tony Blair has turned his back on the principles he
claimed he believed in before he stood shoulder-to-shoulder with George W. Bush.
He was an entirely different kind of leader.
- Bianca Jagger

I met a congressman who claimed that he could introduce
me to two people who saw Amelia Earhart.
- Jim Sullivan

Everybody seized upon a bit of the beast.
The Sultan claimed the liver, which,
when dried and powdered,
is worth twice its weight in gold as medicine.
- Isabella Bird

Throughout human history, the apostles of purity,
those who have claimed to possess a total explanation,
have wrought havoc among mere mixed-up human beings.
- Salman Rushdie

It is claimed, but with what truth we cannot say,
that there is a well-defined propaganda among the aliens
of colour to bring about the degeneration of the white race.
- Emily Murphy

It has been claimed at times that our modern age of
technology facilitates dictatorship.
- Henry A. Wallace

I was sued by a woman who claimed that she became pregnant
because she watched me on television and I bent her contraceptive coil.
- Uri Geller

Sometimes it is claimed by those who argue that race
is just a social construct that the human genome project
shows that because people share roughly 99% of their genes in common,
that there are no races.
This is silly.
- J. Philippe Rushton

Hurricane Katrina, coupled with Hurricane Rita,
which came promptly on Katrina's heels,
claimed more than 1,200 American lives.
Together, they caused more than $200 billion in damage.
- Ellen Tauscher

There is a one woman in China that claimed she paid
$50 to get my e-mail address.
It was pretty shocking.
I got one this morning from Scotland.
A girl's requesting a signed photo of me.
- Michael Phelps

She claimed she loved the camera, its warmth,
its familiarity.
She responded to its naked glare, its slavish attention
to every expression of her face and body,
with the kind of immediacy a trusted lover could expect.
- Anne Edwards

George W. Bush and Tony Blair had to convince the world
that Saddam Hussein represented an imminent threat.
Tony Blair lied when he claimed that Iraq could launch
a chemical or biological attack within 45 minutes.
- Bianca Jagger

If Jesus Christ was who He claimed to be,
and He did die on a cross at a point of time in history,
then, for all history past and all history future it
is relevant because that is the very focal point for
forgiveness and redemption.
- Josh McDowell

I'm not claiming divinity.
I've never claimed purity of soul.
I've never claimed to have the answers to life.
I only put out songs and answer questions as honestly as I can...
But I still believe in peace, love and understanding.
- John Lennon

The second advantage claimed for naturalism is that
it is equivalent to rationality,
because it assumes a model of reality in which all
events are in principle accessible to scientific investigation.
- Phillip E. Johnson

I claimed identity as Jewish musicians for political reasons,
because most of us were touring in Germany and,
at this time, twelve years ago, there was a strong
resurgence of Nazism in the places we were touring
and part of that was on the music scene.
- Marc Ribot

Logan was talking about the Civil War,
which claimed the lives of more than 500,000 Americans.
He wanted to provide Civil War veterans with a day
to pay respects to their fellow soldiers who did not
live to see the end of the war,
without losing a day's pay.
- Doc Hastings

But then Iraq happened after September 2001 and America
claimed that Al Qaeda was there,
and we all know that was a lie and we now know that
our own Prime Minister deceived the country terribly.
- Clare Short

The real point is that totalitarian regimes have claimed
jurisdiction over the whole person,
and the whole society, and they don't at all believe
that we should give unto Caesar that which is Caesar's
and unto God that which is God's.
- Jeane Kirkpatrick

It just took all of that to come to a screeching halt,
to get to the point of having nothing,
for me to finally realize, Hey, what are you fighting
with this for? Until then,
I hadn't claimed my faith as my own;
I had just grown up with it.
- Scott Stapp

Simultaneously with the establishment of the Constitution,
Virginia ceded to the United States her domain,
which then extended to the Mississippi,
and was even claimed to extend to the Pacific Ocean.
- William H. Seward

Desperation is the raw material of drastic change.
Only those who can leave behind everything they have
ever believed in can hope to escape.
- William S. Burroughs

I had to make a drastic change at Sun Records and I
didn't really appreciate country music until I went there.
- Charlie Rich

I had to make some drastic choices to avoid losing myself.
- Elizabeth Berkley

Unmarried couples should get married -
that's an excellent tax avoidance measure,
if a bit drastic.
- John Whiting

Governors of both political parties face a stark choice
between unpopular tax increases and drastic cuts in Medicaid,
education, public safety and other essential services.
- Bill Delahunt

I think few wives would have encouraged this kind of
drastic and reckless career shift!
- Nigel Dennis

The only conduct that merits the drastic remedy of
impeachment is that which subverts our system of government
or renders the president unfit or unable to govern.
- Charles Ruff

When you're on a long running series,
you reach a very rarefied, high oxygen area and after
a while to keep a show on the air they have to make
some very drastic changes.
- Joan Van Ark

I make myself pizza if it comes down to that drastic measurement.
- Corey Haim

The White House has embarked on a mission to convince
the people of our country that Social Security is in
dire need of drastic change in order to save it for all workers.
- Barbara Boxer

In a time of drastic change it is the learners who inherit the future.
The learned usually find themselves equipped to live
in a world that no longer exists.
- Eric Hoffer

Well it's a drastic procedure by your standards and mine,
but for the people who are living in desperation perhaps
the best way to understand it is that it seems no more
drastic to them than circumcision.
- John Money

It is a drastic mistake to eliminate the provisions
that have to do with the protection of habitat for endangered species.
It is my opinion that the Endangered Species Act is
99 percent about protecting critical habitat.
- Jim Saxton

Change of any sort requires courage.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We must become the change we wish to see in the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
the courage to change the things I can;
and the wisdom to know the difference.
- Reinhold Niebuhr (Serenity Prayer)


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