Natural selection is anything but random...

Natural selection is anything but random.

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Once you have speech, you don't have to wait for natural selection! If you want more strength, you build a stealth bomber; if you don't like bacteria, you invent penicillin; if you want to communicate faster, you invent the Internet. Once speech evolved, all of human life changed.
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Bomber
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Evolved
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Human life
Internet
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Life
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The theory of evolution by cumulative natural selection is the only theory we know of that is in principle capable of explaining the existence of organized complexity.
Capable
Complexity
Evolution
Existence
Explaining
Know
Natural
Natural selection
Only
Organized
Principle
Selection
Theory
Natural selection will not remove ignorance from future generations.
Future
Future generations
Generations
Ignorance
Natural
Natural selection
Remove
Selection
Will
Design can never be an ultimate explanation for anything. It can only be a proximate explanation. A plane or a car is explained by a designer but that's because the designer himself, the engineer, is explained by natural selection.
Anything
Because
Car
Design
Designer
Engineer
Explained
Explanation
Himself
Natural
Natural selection
Never
Only
Plane
For me, the level at which natural selection causes the phenomenon of adaptation is the level of the replicator - the gene.
Adaptation
Causes
Gene
Level
Me
Natural
Natural selection
Phenomenon
Selection
Which
My eyes are constantly wide open to the extraordinary fact of existence. Not just human existence, but the existence of life and how this breathtakingly powerful process, which is natural selection, has managed to take the very simple facts of physics and chemistry and build them up to redwood trees and humans.
Build
Chemistry
Constantly
Existence
Extraordinary
Eyes
Fact
Facts
How
Human
Human existence
Humans
Just
Life
If there are other worlds elsewhere in the universe, I would conjecture they are governed by the same laws of natural selection.
Conjecture
Elsewhere
Governed
Laws
Natural
Natural selection
Other
Same
Selection
Universe
Worlds
Would
As Darwin himself was at pains to point out, natural selection is all about differential survival within species, not between them.
About
Between
Darwin
Differential
Himself
Natural
Natural selection
Out
Pains
Point
Selection
Species
Survival
Them
To correct a natural indifference I was placed half-way between misery and the sun. Misery kept me from believing that all was well under the sun, and the sun taught me that history wasn't everything.
Believing
Between
Correct
Everything
History
Indifference
Kept
Me
Misery
Natural
Placed
Sun
Taught
Well
We are in grave danger of losing forever not just millions of years of evolution on earth, but the eons of change that have produced man and his natural environment.
Change
Danger
Earth
Environment
Evolution
Forever
Grave
His
Just
Losing
Man
Millions
Millions Of Years
Natural
Regrets are the natural property of grey hairs.
Grey
Hairs
Natural
Property
Regrets
A person who can't pay gets another person who can't pay to guarantee that he can pay. Like a person with two wooden legs getting another person with two wooden legs to guarantee that he has got two natural legs. It don't make either of them able to do a walking-match.
Able
Another
Either
Gets
Getting
Got
Guarantee
He
Legs
Like
Make
Natural
Pay
Person
It is as natural to die as to be born; and to a little infant, perhaps, the one is as painful as the other.
Born
Die
Infant
Little
Natural
Other
Painful
Perhaps
Home life is no more natural to us than a cage is natural to a cockatoo.
Cage
Home
Home Life
Life
More
Natural
Than
Us
Either you think, or else others have to think for you and take power from you, pervert and discipline your natural tastes, civilize and sterilize you.
Discipline
Either
Else
Natural
Others
Power
Take
Tastes
Think
You
Your
Nothing leads to good that is not natural.
Good
Leads
Natural
Nothing
If a woman can, by careful selection of a father and nourishment of herself, produce a citizen with efficient senses, sound organs and a good digestion, she should clearly be secured a sufficient reward for that natural service to make her willing to undertake and repeat it.
Careful
Citizen
Clearly
Digestion
Efficient
Father
Good
Good Digestion
Her
Herself
Make
Natural
Nourishment
Organs
It is natural to die as to be born.
Born
Die
Natural
Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased by tales, so is the other.
Children
Dark
Death
Fear
Go
Increased
Men
Natural
Natural Fear
Other
Tales
No body can be healthful without exercise, neither natural body nor politic, and certainly, to a kingdom or estate, a just and honourable war is the true exercise.
Body
Certainly
Estate
Exercise
Just
Kingdom
Natural
Neither
Nor
Politic
True
War
Without
Natural abilities are like natural plants, that need pruning by study; and studies themselves do give forth directions too much at large, except they be bounded in by experience.
Ability
Directions
Except
Experience
Forth
Give
Large
Like
Much
Natural
Need
Plants
Pruning
Studies
The natural term of the affection of the human animal for its offspring is six years.
Affection
Animal
Human
Human Animal
Natural
Offspring
Six
Term
Years
I have a foot here and a foot in some spirit world. There are many more layers to reality, and that permeates my life and my writing in a very natural way. I don't even think about it.
About
Even
Foot
Here
Layers
Life
Many
More
My Life
Natural
Natural Way
Reality
Some
Spirit
Dictatorship and authentic literature are incompatible... The writer is the natural enemy of dictatorship.
Authentic
Dictatorship
Enemy
Incompatible
Literature
Natural
Writer
The laws of literary creation are unique; they don't change, and they are the same for everyone everywhere. I mean that you can tell a story that covers three hours of human life or three centuries - it comes to the same thing. Each writer who creates something authentic in a natural way instinctively also creates the technique that suits him.
Also
Authentic
Centuries
Change
Covers
Creates
Creation
Each
Everyone
Everywhere
Him
Hours
Human
Human Life
In general, literature is a natural adversary of totalitarianism. Tyrannical governments all view literature in the same way: as their enemy. I lived for a long time in a totalitarian state, and I know firsthand that horror.
Adversary
Enemy
Firsthand
General
Governments
Horror
Know
Literature
Lived
Long
Long Time
Natural
Same
State
Backward is just not a natural direction for Americans to look - historical ignorance remains a national characteristic.
American
Backward
Characteristic
Direction
Historical
Ignorance
Just
Look
National
Natural
Remains
As writers become more numerous, it is natural for readers to become more indolent; whence must necessarily arise a desire of attaining knowledge with the greatest possible ease.
Arise
Attaining
Become
Desire
Ease
Greatest
Knowledge
More
Must
Natural
Necessarily
Numerous
Possible
Readers
As any competent student of literary composition knows, the more natural and casual a voice sounds in print, the more likely it is to have been edited time and again.
Again
Any
Been
Casual
Competent
Composition
Edited
In print
Knows
Likely
Literary
More
Natural
Print
That we are not much sicker and much madder than we are is due exclusively to that most blessed and blessing of all natural graces, sleep.
Blessed
Blessing
Due
Graces
Most
Much
Natural
Sleep
Than
That sense of a life in natural objects, which in most poetry is but a rhetorical artifice, was, then, in Wordsworth the assertion of what was for him almost literal fact.
Almost
Artifice
Assertion
Fact
Him
Life
Literal
Most
Natural
Objects
Poetry
Rhetorical
Sense
Then
The natural effect of sorrow over the dead is to refine and elevate the mind.
Dead
Effect
Elevate
Mind
Natural
Over
Refine
Sorrow
The natural principle of war is to do the most harm to our enemy with the least harm to ourselves; and this of course is to be effected by stratagem.
Course
Effected
Enemy
Harm
Least
Most
Natural
Our
Ourselves
Principle
War
With few exceptions, music has been for some centuries the art which has devoted itself not to the reproduction of natural phenomena, but rather to the expression of the artist's soul, in musical sound.
Art
Artist
Been
Centuries
Devoted
Exceptions
Expression
Few
Has-been
Itself
Music
Musical
Natural
Natural phenomena
The first and most natural way of lighting the houses of the American colonists, both in the North and South, was by the pine-knots of the fat pitch-pine, which, of course, were found everywhere in the greatest plenty in the forests.
American
Both
Colonists
Course
Everywhere
Fat
First
Forests
Found
Greatest
Houses
Lighting
Most
Natural
I love the natural world - it comes from my culture, which grew out of a people enslaved.
Culture
Enslaved
Grew
I love
Love
Natural
Natural world
Out
People
Which
World
The best books for a man are not always those which the wise recommend, but often those which meet the peculiar wants, the natural thirst of his mind, and therefore awaken interest and rivet thought.
Always
Awaken
Best
Books
His
Interest
Man
Meet
Mind
Natural
Often
Peculiar
Recommend
Therefore
Tears are the natural penalties of pleasure. It is a law that we should pay for all that we enjoy.
Enjoy
Law
Natural
Pay
Penalties
Pleasure
Should
Tears
All faith consists essentially in the recognition of a world of spiritual values behind, yet not apart from, the world of natural phenomena.
Apart
Behind
Consists
Essentially
Faith
Natural
Natural phenomena
Phenomena
Recognition
Spiritual
Values
World
Love? What is it? Most natural painkiller.
Love
Most
Natural
He does it with better grace, but I do it more natural.
Better
Does
Grace
He
More
Natural
It seems natural to me that as a writer, you should have some kind of, you know, there should be some kind of projection that you actually have influenced people who are closest to you.
Actually
Closest
Influenced
Kind
Know
Me
Natural
People
Projection
Seems
Should
Some
Who
Writer
Mysteriously and in ways that are totally remote from natural experience, the gray drizzle of horror induced by depression takes on the quality of physical pain.
Depression
Experience
Gray
Horror
Induced
Natural
Pain
Physical
Physical pain
Quality
Remote
Takes
Totally
Ways
Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.
Because
Blindness
Death
Dies
Errors
How
Illness
Know
Love
Natural
Never
Source
Weariness
Wounds
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
Afterwards
Art
Awakening
Curiosity
Minds
Natural
Only
Purpose
Satisfying
Teaching
Whole
Young
Prostration is our natural position. A worm-like movement from a spot of sunlight to a spot of shade, and back, is the type of movement that is natural to men.
Back
Men
Movement
Natural
Our
Position
Shade
Spot
Sunlight
Type
I need my natural laziness to be counteracted by obsession in order to do anything.
Anything
Laziness
Natural
Need
Obsession
Order
Women have served all these centuries as looking glasses possessing the power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size.
Centuries
Figure
Glasses
Looking
Man
Natural
Possessing
Power
Reflecting
Served
Size
Twice
Women
It is natural to want to have a future.
Future
Natural
Want
We have a natural right to make use of our pens as of our tongue, at our peril, risk and hazard.
Hazard
Make
Natural
Natural right
Our
Pens
Peril
Right
Risk
Tongue
Use