Man has lost the basic skill of the ape, the ability to scratch its back. Which gave it extraordinary independence, and the liberty to associate for reasons other than the need for mutual back-scratching.
Jean Baudrillard (1929-2007) French sociologist, and philosopher.
The question is this -- Is man an ape or an angel? My Lord, I am on the side of the angels. I repudiate with indignation and abhorrence these new fanged theories.
Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881) British politician and author.
God created a number of possibilities in case some of his prototypes failed, that is the meaning of evolution.
Graham Greene (1904-1991) English writer.
It is hard for the ape to believe he descended from man.
Henry Louis Mencken (1880-1956) American journalist, satirist and social critic.
The more specific idea of Evolution now reached is -- a change from an indefinite, incoherent homogeneity to a definite, coherent heterogeneity, accompanying the dissipation of motion and integration of matter.
Herbert Spencer (1820-1903) English philosopher, biologist and sociologist.
Two million years from now the scientists can start a row by claming that the creatures of that period descended from us.
After listening to a lecture on evolution by a science professor, a student wrote a poem and titled it ''The Amazing Professor.'' The poem read: Once I was a tadpole when I began to begin. Then I was a frog with my tail tucked in. Next I was a monkey on a coconut tree. Now I am a doctor with a Ph.D.
Evolution has developed man to such a high degree that he builds zoos to keep his ancestors in cages.
Biologically the species is the accumulation of the experiments of all its successful individuals since the beginning.
H. G. Wells (1866-1946) British-born american Author.
I believe that our Heavenly Father invented man because he was disappointed in the monkey.
Mark Twain (1835-1910) U.S. humorist, writer, and lecturer.