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Biography - Charles Darwin:

English naturalist.
Born: 1809 - Died: 1882
Period:
19th century
Place of birth: United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.




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The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.




Quotes for: science


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Quotes about science:


Science without conscience is only ruin of the soul.





The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.





Every other knowledge is harmful to him who does not have knowledge of goodness.





Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.





Science means simply the aggregate of all the recipes that are always successful. All the rest is literature.





A theory which is not refutable by any conceivable event is non-scientific. Irrefutability is not a virtue of a theory (as people often think) but a vice.











Quotes for: ignorance


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Quotes about ignorance:


The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding.





Ignorance is the mother of all evils.





I believe all suffering is caused by ignorance.





Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
Plato  





To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.





The only way to avoid error is ignorance.











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Quotes for: problem


Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.





Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.





As soon as questions of will or decision or reason or choice of action arise, human science is at a loss.





Problems that remain persistently insoluble should always be suspected as questions asked in the wrong way.





Don't get involved in partial problems, but always take flight to where there is a free view over the whole single great problem, even if this view is still not a clear one.





Each problem that I solved became a rule, which served afterwards to solve other problems.











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Charles Darwin also said...


How paramount the future is to the present when one is surrounded by children.





If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.





It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.





I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created parasitic wasps with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of Caterpillars.





A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.





A man's friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.












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