Tuesday, 3 February 2009


"Twenty-first century evolutionary science, if Darwin could return to see it, would enthrall, excite, and amaze him. But he would recognize it as his own. We are just coloring in the details. For my money, the most important thinker the human species has ever produced was Charles Darwin…. Darwin raises our consciousness to the sinewy power of science to explain the large and complex in terms of the small and simple. In biology we were fooled for centuries into thinking that extravagant complexity in nature needs an extravagantly complex explanation. Darwin triumphantly dispelled that illusion."
-- Richard Dawkins

Agreed. I'm glad I live in a time where physicists are just about starting to suffer from biology envy. It's about time. Richard - with beautiful quotes like this - has catalised this process.

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