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Charles Darwin

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Biography - Charles Darwin:

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

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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.
Charles Darwin




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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.”
Bertrand Russell




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Science without conscience is only ruin of the soul.”
François Rabelais - Gargantua and Pantagruel
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The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.”
Isaac Asimov
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Every other knowledge is harmful to him who does not have knowledge of goodness.”
Michel de Montaigne - Essays
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Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.”
Immanuel Kant
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Science means simply the aggregate of all the recipes that are always successful. All the rest is literature.”
Paul Valéry
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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.”
Karl Popper - Conjectures and Refutations: The Growth of Scientific Knowledge
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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.”
Albert Camus - The Plague
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Ignorance is the mother of all evils.”
François Rabelais
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I believe all suffering is caused by ignorance.”
Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama
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Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.”
Plato
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To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.”
Mark Twain
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The only way to avoid error is ignorance.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau - Emile, or On Education
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Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.”
Soren Kierkegaard
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Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”
Pablo Picasso
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As soon as questions of will or decision or reason or choice of action arise, human science is at a loss.”
Noam Chomsky
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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.”
Ludwig Wittgenstein
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Each problem that I solved became a rule, which served afterwards to solve other problems.”
René Descartes
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There are two problems for our species' survival - nuclear war and environmental catastrophe - and we're hurtling towards them. Knowingly.”
Noam Chomsky
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How paramount the future is to the present when one is surrounded by children.”
Charles Darwin
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If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.”
Charles Darwin
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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.”
Charles Darwin
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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.”
Charles Darwin
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A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.”
Charles Darwin
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A man's friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.”
Charles Darwin
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