A Quote by Thomas Alva Edison on ethics, evolution, goals, life, and violence

Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.

Thomas Edison (1847 - 1931)

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A Quote by Steven Wright on adoption, evolution, and theory

My theory of evolution is that Darwin was adopted.

Steven Wright (1955 -)

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A Quote by Shana Alexander on evolution and observation

Evolution is fascinating to watch. To me it is the most interesting when one can observe the evolution of a single man.

Shana Alexander (1925 -)

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A Quote by Sanaya Roman on evolution, soul, and path

There is no right way to evolve or pursue your soul's path. It is up to you to choose whatever is best for you.

Sanaya Roman

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A Quote by Robert Collier on beginning, evolution, kindness, and simplicity

Every contrivance of man, every tool, every instrument, every utensil, every article designed for use, of each and every kind, evolved from a very simple beginning.

Robert Collier

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A Quote by Robert A. Millikan on age, evolution, growth, ideas, influence, and laws

Three ideas stand out above all others in the influence they have exerted and are destined to exert upon the development of the human race: The idea of the Golden Rule; the idea of natural law; the idea of age-long growth or evolution.

Robert A. Millikan

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on evolution and life

The life of man is a self-evolving circle.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Pope Pius XII on achievement, destruction, difficulty, evolution, experience, justice, men, revolution, salvation, and violence

Salvation and justice are not to be found in revolution, but in evolution through concord. Violence has ever achieved only destruction, not construction; the kindling of passions, not their pacification; the accumulation of hate and destruction, not the reconciliation of the contending parties; and it has reduced men and parties to the difficult task of building slowly after sad experience on the ruins of discord.

Pope Pius XII (1876 - 1958)

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A Quote by Norman Cousins on ability, action, anthropology, architecture, art, death, editors, education, engineering, evolution, facts, history, humanity, individuality, intelligence, knowledge, language, liberty, literature, mathematics, medicine, peac

Humanity today is not safe in the presence of humanity. The old cannibalism has given way to anonymous action in which the killer and the killed do not know each other, and in which,indeed, the very fact of mass death has the effect of making mass killing less reprehensible than the death of a single individual. In short, we have evolved in every respect except our ability to protect ourselves against human intelligence. Our knowledge is vast but does not embrace the workings of peace. . . . We study history, philosophy, religions, languages, literature, art, architecture, political science . . . anthropology, biology, medicine, psychology, sanitation . . . chemistry, physics, engineering, mathematics. But we have yet to make peace basic to our education. The most important subject in the world is hardly taught at all. In the spirit of this passage, the editor has taken the liberty of editing Mr. Cousins' language to make it more gender inclusive.

Norman Cousins (1912 - 1990)

Source: Place of Folly, 1962.

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A Quote by Neil Postman on belief, confidence, conflict, conscience, creation, evolution, foolishness, ideas, laws, purpose, religion, science, teaching, and universe

Educators may bring upon themselves unnecessary travail by taking a tactless and unjustifiable position about the relation between scientific and religious narratives. We see this, of course, in the conflict concerning creation science. Some educators representing, as they think, the conscience of science act much like those legislators who in 1925 prohibited by law the teaching of evolution in Tennessee. In that case, anti-evolutionists were fearful that a scientific idea would undermine religious belief. Today, pro-evolutionists are fearful that a religious idea will undermine scientific belief. The former had insufficient confidence in religion; the latter insufficient confidence in science. The point is that profound but contradictory ideas may exist side by side, if they are constructed from different materials and methods and have different purposes. Each tells us something important about where we stand in the universe, and it is foolish to insist that they must despise each other.

Neil Postman (19?? -)

Source: Neil Postman, The End of Education, Alfred Knopf, New York, 1995, p 107.

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