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The major novelty of my theory was its claim that the
by 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

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

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

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

 

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

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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

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 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

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

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

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

The ability to be in the present moment
is a major component of mental wellness.
- Abraham Maslow

All major religious traditions
carry basically the same message,
that is love, compassion and forgiveness.
The important thing is they should
be part of our daily lives.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

I think a major element of jetlag is psychological.
Nobody ever tells me what time it is at home.
- David Attenborough

Lawsuit abuse is a major contributor to the increased costs of healthcare,
goods and services to consumers.
- Charles W. Pickering

Inanimate objects can be classified scientifically
into three major categories;
those that don't work,
those that break down and those that get lost.
- Russell Baker

A sense of humor is a major defense against minor troubles.
- Mignon McLaughlin

Every major food company now has an organic division.
There's more capital going into organic agriculture than ever before.
- Michael Pollan

Food, love, career, and mothers, the four major guilt groups.
- Cathy Guisewite

Life was a lot simpler when what we honored was father and mother
rather than all major credit cards.
- Robert Orben

Photography is a major force in explaining man to man.
- Edward Steichen

One of the major goals of health insurance reform is to bring down the cost.
- Valerie Jarrett

He's got everything.
He' not a great player yet because he hasn't won any major championships,
but it's a matter of time.
He's an outstanding talent.
I didn't realize how tall he is.
- Nick Price

And, unlike the earlier bombing on the World Trade Center,
a major landmark and symbol of the strength of the financial world was,
not just damaged but, totally destroyed.
- Allen Klein

As I discovered, even the governor of a major state
who holds pro-life views can be denied a hearing at
his party's convention without the national media protesting it.
- Robert Casey

There have been major disagreements within the European Union.
- Jean-Pierre Raffarin

Over the years your bodies become walking autobiographies,
telling friends and strangers alike of the minor and
major stresses of your lives.
- Marilyn Ferguson

It is now clear that major irregularities did not occur.
- Baron Hill

Looking at affordable health care, I think it is important
that we look not only at prescription drugs,
but also make sure that there is a major focus on health care.
- Kendrick Meek

The major gossip columnists were more concerned with
protecting the industry than with gunning down sinners.
- Gloria Swanson

I appeal to the responsibility of the blocs and the major powers,
not to seek security in the arms race,
but rather in a meeting for joint disarmament and arms limitations.
- Gustav Heinemann

The number one secret of being a successful writer is this:
marry an English major.
- Stephen Ambrose

I'm sure there will continue to be exciting new products and major changes,
but it looks as if the existing technology has a great
deal of room to grow and prosper.
- Jack Kilby

Undoubtedly, at the moment, the major cause of CO2
emission is what happens in developed countries.
- Chris Patten

Sex, sexual dynamics and how we define our sexuality,
is one of the major deals in everyone's life.
- Molly Parker

I'm on record as being understood to be a supporter
of a reformed establishment,
in which other Christian denominations,
and other faiths, play a major part.
- George Carey

When it came time to find employment,
I set my sights on becoming an engineer at a home electronics manufacturer,
a field that was closely related to my major at university.
- Koichi Tanaka

Everyone should know that most cancer research is largely a fraud,
and that the major cancer research organizations are
derelict in their duties to the people who support them.
- Linus Pauling

Most of the victims of Nazi aggression were before
the war less well off than Germany.
They should not be expected by Germany to bear,
unaided, the major costs of Nazi aggression.
- James F. Byrnes

If the current birth rate, which is the lowest in the
major developed countries,
continues, there will be no Japanese.
Who will pay the enormous debt?
- Jim Rogers

The left has chosen the courts as a major battlefield over social issues.
- Rod Parsley

The three major administrative problems on a campus
are sex for the students,
athletics for the alumni, and parking for the faculty.
- Robert M. Hutchins

We always hear about the rights of democracy,
but the major responsibility of it is participation.
- Wynton Marsalis

A major problem for Black women, and all people of color,
when we are challenged to oppose anti-Semitism,
is our profound scepticism that white people can actually be oppressed.
- Barbara Smith

At the University of Maryland, my first year I started
off planning to major in art because I was interested in theatre design,
stage design or television design.
- Jim Henson

Plumage features constitute a major component of courtship signals.
- Peter R. Grant

The fourth major league game I ever saw in person,
I was in uniform.
- Ryne Sandberg

Sexual liberation, as a slogan, turns out to be another kind of bondage.
For a woman it offers orgasm as her ultimate and major fulfillment;
it's better than motherhood.
- Victoria Billings

The Cosby years were a major part of my life,
but it is the past; I don't really concentrate on it.
- Lisa Bonet

I like the fact that major studios have been attempting horror films recently.
- Richard King

In the commercial real estate business,
brokers spearhead major accounts.
But they wouldn't have customers without the people
who oversee construction.
- Roger Staubach

The challenge coaches face is replacing players they
were counting on to be major pieces of a puzzle.
In a lot of cases, there is just no way to make the necessary adjustments.
- Ron Jaworski

I don't consider myself to be a major talent,
so the only solace I can take is to hope I'm growing.
- Paul Simon

When I'm my own editor, there's very little difference
between the first draft and the final.
I write what feels right to begin with.
I rarely make any major changes.
- Len Wein

The new technologies that we see coming will have major
benefits that will greatly alleviate human suffering.
- Ralph Merkle

My high school coach was Ray O'Conner.
He has coached a lot of players that have signed professional contracts,
and many of those have gone on to play in the major leagues.
- Robin Yount

I go through major crises every few months,
but then I have great peaks of belief and creativity.
I'm a weird kind of animal.
- Brian May

As major orchestras around the world are gripped in
various kinds of crises and upheaval,
we need to be sure that we are bringing up this new generation.
- James Levine

I've toured the U.S.
every single year and I've put a record out every single
year whether it was on a major label or not;
that doesn't make any difference to me.
- Buzz Osborne

How you define yourself is a major issue for young people and adults alike.
- Jim McKay

Major labels blow all their money massively and blame it on the band.
- Bruce Dickinson

I'd made these experimental films but I thought the
major chore of a filmmaker was to relate to actors.
- Bill Forsyth

I'd like to help educate kids about the Major Leagues -
what to anticipate,
what to expect, what they'll need to do to prepare themselves.
- Barry Bonds

Major League Baseball is a national institution and
we take our responsibilities seriously when it comes
to how the game affects the lives of American youth.
- Bud Selig

If you talk to any of my Democratic colleagues who lost that year,
they would tell that gun control was one of the major
contributory factors in the loss of their seats.
- John Dingell

These girls play tennis first and foremost,
the fact that many of them are very glamorous is a
major bonus for any promoter.
- John Lindsay

Obviously, overall infrastructure needs on the Southwest
and Northern borders are mounting.
We need a major push in Congress to remedy this.
- Pete Domenici

I was a jazz major in high school, in an all-jazz band.
No matter what I do, it features my musical influences.
- Wyclef Jean


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