Scientists Quotes – Charles Darwin

“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” – Charles Darwin

From nature’s perspective, it is definitely true that fauna and flora that can easily adjust to a changing environment have the most chance of surviving on this planet. Species that can deal with an increasing pollution, a forced change in diet or the invasion of another species will certainly increase their survival chances.

This applies to humans as well. The only difference is that we are actually the ones that are changing our own environment. In the last few decades, we invented the computer, the mobile phone, the internet, online banking, solar panels, etc. Soon we will have self-driving cars, we will fly to Mars and at some point we might even have to deal with artificial intelligence. In order to survive in today’s world, you quickly need to adapt to the ever-changing environment. Do not be afraid of that change, but embrace it and enjoy the advantages it brings. People who do not keep up with technology will find it hard to function in society.

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Charles Darwin was an English biologist who lived during the 19th century. He is world famous for his theory of evolution which was published in his book On the Origin of Species. Darwin was quite a controversial figure in his time as his theory went straight against what the Bible states. Today, most people believe there is enough evidence that proofs human kind went through an evolution. In the Bible, you will find a different explanation. The story about Adam and Eve is about creationism and not evolution. The famous Herbert Spencer phrase ‘Survival of the fittest’ originated from Darwin’s evolutionary theory. Unfortunately, it has often been misused by racists to justify supremacy of one race over the other.


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