The best Quotes by Stephen Jay Gould

The best Quotes by Stephen Jay Gould

Stephen Jay Gould (September 10, 1941 – May 20, 2002) was an American paleontologist, evolutionary biologist, and historian of science.

In science, 'fact' can only mean 'confirmed to such a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent.' I suppose that apples might start to rise tomorrow, but the possibility does not merit equal time in physics classrooms.
Evolution is a process of constant branching and expansion.
Science is not a heartless pursuit of objective information. It is a creative human activity, its geniuses acting more as artists than as information processors.
The most important scientific revolutions all include, as their only common feature, the dethronement of human arrogance from one pedestal after another of previous convictions about our centrality in the cosmos.
The most erroneous stories are those we think we know best - and therefore never scrutinize or question.

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Sixty eight percent of Republicans don't believe in evolution. On the other hand, only five percent of monkeys believe in Republicans.
If there is one thing the history of evolution has taught us it's that life will not be contained. Life breaks free, it expands to new territories and crashes through barriers, painfully, maybe even dangerously.
Ian Malcolm in Jurassic Park
Through the evolutionary process, those who are able to engage in social cooperation of various sorts do better in survival and reproduction.
There are no shortcuts in evolution.
The theory of evolution by cumulative natural selection is the only theory we know of that is in principle capable of explaining the existence of organized complexity.
Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.
You know, not only am I campaigning, but I'm running the world.
Joe Biden - Juli 2024
I just want to show them that I can play and I belong here. A lot of people don't think I should be here and I'm just here to prove that I do.
Bronny James - April 2023
I was born into it, so I feel like the path was already chosen. But my dad is cool enough to let me take whatever path I want if I wanted to not pursue basketball. But I think basketball is going to be my thing, for sure.
Bronny James - August 2022
It has been discovered that LeBron James is sleeping with his newest teammate's mom.
Juni 2024
My last year will be played with my son. Wherever Bronny's at, that's where I'll be. I would do whatever it takes to play with my son for one year. It's not about the money at that point.
LeBron James - February 2022
Perfection is impossible. In the 1,526 singles matches I played in my career, I won almost 80% of those matches. But what percentage of points did I win? 54%! In other words, even top ranked tennis players win barely more than half the points they play. When you lose every second point on average, you learn not to dwell on every shot.
Roger Federer - Juni 2024
We've had a lot of away games in the Champions League this season where we've heard the fans. When I think of the game in Newcastle, where you can hear our fans the whole time, even though it was said beforehand that Newcastle is the loudest stadium in England – that's really saying something. We are looking forward to our fans, they will deliver again in Paris.
I felt like a child amongst all the established players. First of all I had to prove myself in training and earn respect and over several months show what I was capable of.
Florian Wirtz - July 2021
Recently, on my 18th birthday, my mother showed me a note from my time at primary school. We had to write down what we wanted to be. The only thing I'd written was: football player. I really did always want that and started early on to kick everything I came across: balloons, balls and anything else lying around the house. There was a lot flying about at our place.
Florian Wirtz - July 2021
Your mom's so fat, even in Minecraft she appears round.
One candidate is too old and mentally unfit to be president. The other one is me.
Joe Biden - März 2024
What do you call an Asian Dwayne Johnson?
The Wok.
I'm paranoid. On my stationary bike, I have a rear view mirror.
When you're in love it's the most glorious two and a half days of your life.
I quit therapy because my analyst was trying to help me behind my back.

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