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Darwinspeak
 
 
 
 
"...I am quite conscious that my speculations run beyond the bounds of true science...It is a mere rag of an hypothesis with as many flaw[s] and holes as sound parts." 

Charles Darwin to Asa Gray, cited by Adrian Desmond and James Moore, Darwin, (New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 1991) p. 456, 475.

 

" science as yet throws no light on the far higher problem of the essence or origin of life."
Charles Darwin, Origin of Species, p. 637.

 

"Man is descended from a hairy quadruped, furnished with a tail and pointed ears"
Charles Darwin, The Descent of Man, vol. II, p. 389.

 

"The chief distinction in the intellectual powers of the two sexes is shewn [shown] by man attaining to a higher eminence in whatever he takes up, than woman can attain-whether requiring deep thought, reason, or imagination, or merely the use of the senses and hands."
Charles Darwin, The Descent of Man, vol. II, p. 327.

 

"If two lists were made of the most eminent men and women in poetry, painting, sculpture, music,---comprising composition and performance, history, science, and philosophy, with half-a-dozen names under each subject, the two lists would not bear comparison. We may also inferthat if men are capable of decided eminence over women in many subjects, the average standard of mental power in man must be above that of a woman."
Charles Darwin, The Descent of Man, vol. II, p.327.

 

"vaccination has preserved thousands, who from a weak constitution would formerly have succumbed to small-pox. Thus the weak members of civilized societies propagate their kind this must be highly injurious to the race of man. It is surprising how soon a want of care, or care wrongly directed, leads to the degeneration of a domestic race" 
Charles Darwin, The Descent of Man, vol. I, p. 168.

 

"we must bear without complaining the undoubtedly bad effects of the weak surviving and propagating their kind"
Charles Darwin, The Descent of Man, vol. I, p. 169.

 

"At some future period, not very far distant, as measured by centuries, the civilised [civilized] races of man will almost certainly exterminate and replace throughout the world the savage races."
Charles Darwin, The Descent of Man, vol. I, 201.

 

"Geological researchdoes not yield the infinitely many fine gradations between past and present species required on the theory . . . Why do we not find beneath this system great piles of strata stored with the remains of the progenitors of the Cambrian fossils? . . ."
Charles Darwin, Origin of Species, p. 617, 618.

 

" the production of new forms has caused the extinction of about the same number of old forms." 
Charles Darwin, Origin of Species, p. 453.

 

"we may safely infer that not one living species will transmit its unaltered likeness to a distant futurity."
Charles Darwin, Origin of Species, p. 647.