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The proof of evolution lies in those adaptations that
by Stephen Jay Gould

The proof of evolution lies in those adaptations that
arise from improbable foundations.
- Stephen Jay Gould

The most erroneous stories are those
we think we know best -
and therefore never scrutinize or question.
- Stephen Jay Gould

Science is an integral part of culture.
It's not this foreign thing, done by an arcane priesthood.
It's one of the glories of the human intellectual tradition.
- Stephen Jay Gould

The more important the subject and the closer it cuts
to the bone of our hopes and needs,
the more we are likely to err in establishing a framework for analysis.
- Stephen Jay Gould

 

In science, "fact" can only mean "confirmed to such
a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent."
I suppose that apples might start to rise tomorrow,
but the possibility does not merit equal time in physics classrooms.
- Stephen Jay Gould

Few tragedies can be more extensive than the stunting of life,
few injustices deeper than the denial of an opportunity
to strive or even to hope,
by a limit imposed from without, but falsely identified as lying within.
- Stephen Jay Gould

When people learn no tools of judgment and merely follow their hopes,
the seeds of political manipulation are sown.
- Stephen Jay Gould

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We pass through this world but once.
- Stephen Jay Gould

Look in the mirror, and don't be tempted to equate
transient domination with either intrinsic superiority
or prospects for extended survival.
- Stephen Jay Gould

Nothing is more dangerous than a dogmatic worldview -
nothing more constraining,
more blinding to innovation, more destructive of openness to novelty.
- Stephen Jay Gould

Creationist critics often charge that evolution cannot be tested,
and therefore cannot be viewed as a properly scientific subject at all.
This claim is rhetorical nonsense.
- Stephen Jay Gould

The most important scientific revolutions all include,
as their only common feature, the dethronement of human
arrogance from one pedestal after another of previous
convictions about our centrality in the cosmos.
- Stephen Jay Gould

We are glorious accidents of an unpredictable process
with no drive to complexity,
not the expected results of evolutionary principles
that yearn to produce a creature capable of understanding
the mode of its own necessary construction.
- Stephen Jay Gould

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

That some achieve great success,
is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.
- Abraham Lincoln

The highest proof of the spirit is love.
Love is the eternal thing which men can already
on earth possess as it really is.
- Albert Schweitzer

Faced with the choice between changing one's mind
and proving that there is no need to do so,
almost everyone gets busy on the proof.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

Faith is a knowledge within the heart,
beyond the reach of proof.
- Khalil Gibran

The best proof of love is trust.
- Joyce Brothers

The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery,
a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a
spring of capital truths,
and oneself for an oracle, is inborn in us.
- Paul Valery

Faith is not belief without proof, but trust without reservation.
- D. Elton Trueblood

I have faith. I just need proof to back it up.
- the movie Simon Birch

Credulity - willingness to accept
unsupported statements without demanding proof -
is the greatest ally of the dictator and the demagogue.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Some husbands are living proof that a woman can take a joke.
- Anonymous

He who has laughter on his side has no need of proof.
- Theodor Adorno

I worked every day there, so I knew all the details.
But I needed only some proof.
So the proof was photos.
- Mordechai Vanunu

The proof of a poet is that his country absorbs him
as affectionately as he has absorbed it.
- Walt Whitman

Europe is the unfinished negative of which America is the proof.
- Mary McCarthy

Many women do not recognize themselves as discriminated against;
no better proof could be found of the totality of their conditioning.
- Kate Millett

Jim Cameron is proof that if you are good,
you'll get promoted.
- Roger Corman

I don't believe Fermat had a proof.
I think he fooled himself into thinking he had a proof.
- Andrew Wiles

Absence of proof is not proof of absence.
- William Cowper

The vow of celibacy is a matter of keeping one's word
to Christ and the Church.
a duty and a proof of the priest's inner maturity;
it is the expression of his personal dignity.
- Pope John Paul II

Mr. Speaker, as a grateful recovering alcoholic of 24 years myself,
I am living proof that treatment does work and that recovery is real.
- Jim Ramstad

Candor is a proof of both a just frame of mind,
and of a good tone of breeding.
It is a quality that belongs equally to the honest
man and to the gentleman.
- James F. Cooper

Euclid taught me that without assumptions there is no proof.
Therefore, in any argument, examine the assumptions.
- E. T. Bell

Faith is different from proof; the latter is human,
the former is a Gift from God.
- Blaise Pascal

Do not be fooled into believing that because a man
is rich he is necessarily smart.
There is ample proof to the contrary.
- Julius Rosenwald

There can be no proof that Blake's lyric is composed
of the best words in the best order;
only a conviction,
accepted by our knowledge and judgment,
that it is so.
- John Drinkwater

The voice of the majority is no proof of justice.
- Friedrich Schiller

Faith may be encouraged by what has happened in the past,
or what is thought to have happened in the past,
but the only proof of it is in the future.
- Sydney Carter

I remember the time I was kidnapped and they sent a
piece of my finger to my father.
He said he wanted more proof.
- Rodney Dangerfield

We must never assume that which is incapable of proof.
- George Henry Lewes

The fact that political ideologies are tangible realities
is not a proof of their vitally necessary character.
The bubonic plague was an extraordinarily powerful social reality,
but no one would have regarded it as vitally necessary.
- Wilhelm Reich

I'm very intelligent.
I'm capable of doing everything put to me.
I've launched a perfume and want my own hotel chain.
I'm living proof blondes are not stupid.
- Paris Hilton

The geysers and hot springs of the Yellowstone are
another proof of recent volcanic activity.
- Ellsworth Huntington

A fact in itself is nothing.
It is valuable only for the idea attached to it,
or for the proof which it furnishes.
- Claude Bernard

It is a proof of our natural bias to evil,
that gain is slower and harder than loss in all things good;
but in all things bad getting is quicker and easier than getting rid of.
- Augustus Hare

When a thought is too weak to be expressed simply,
it is a proof that it should be rejected.
- Luc de Clapier

To cease to admire is a proof of deterioration.
- Charles Horton Cooley

Religious freedom is too sacred a right to be restricted
or prohibited in any degree without convincing proof
that a legitimate interest of the state is in grave danger.
- Frank Murphy

Economic growth may one day turn out to be a curse rather than a good,
and under no conditions can it either lead into freedom
or constitute a proof for its existence.
- Hannah Arendt

A proof of really great art is that it is generally true -
it seldom falls into the misapprehensions to which minor art is liable.
- Lafcadio Hearn

Proof is an idol before whom the pure mathematician tortures himself.
- Arthur Eddington

Shrines!
Shrines!
Surely you don't believe in the gods.
What's your argument? Where's your proof?
- Aristophanes

The burden of proof is now on the Palestinians...
They must fight terrorism and dismantle its infrastructures
in order to make possible progress on the roadmap.
- Kjell Magne Bondevik

Perhaps the methods I needed to complete the proof
would not be invented for a hundred years.
So even if I was on the right track,
I could be living in the wrong century.
- Andrew Wiles

Refusal to believe until proof is given is a rational position;
denial of all outside of our own limited experience is absurd.
- Annie Besant

Everybody believes in psychiatry; it's supposed to be for our own good.
Let psychiatry prove that anybody has an illness,
and I'd concede, but there is no physical proof.
- Kate Millett

The proof that God has revealed himself to man by special
and express communications,
and that Christianity constitutes that revelation,
is no part of these inquiries.
- Simon Greenleaf

To have the sense of creative activity is the great
happiness and the great proof of being alive.
- Matthew Arnold

There has to be a measure of faith.
That's what this business is all about:
trusting in something that may never show up,
that you have no concrete proof of.
- Wentworth Miller

The prosecutor, who is supposed to carry the burden of proof,
really is an author.
- Scott Turow

Faith is an island in the setting sun,
But proof is the bottom line for everyone.
- Paul Simon

I'm proof against that word failure.
I've seen behind it.
The only failure a man ought to fear is failure of
cleaving to the purpose he sees to be best.
- George Eliot

It has been said that Poland is dead,
exhausted, enslaved, but here is the proof of her life and triumph.
- Henryk Sienkiewicz

For those who believe, no proof is necessary.
For those who don't believe, no proof is possible.
- Stuart Chase

Anything that won't sell, I don't want to invent.
Its sale is proof of utility, and utility is success.
- Thomas A. Edison

There is no bullet-proof vest in my size.
- Ariel Sharon

God is a challenge because there is no proof of his
existence and therefore the search must continue.
- Donald Knuth

It is characteristic of science that the full explanations
are often seized in their essence by the percipient
scientist long in advance of any possible proof.
- John Desmond Bernal


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