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Evolution Quote (27 Dec 2003 at 10:51)
I found this quote in a book I'm proofreading today for Distributed Proofreaders (a very worthwhile project; please try it!) called "The Positive School of Criminology." I don't think it appears anywhere else on the internet:

"For my part, and so far as my human consciousness is concerned, I prefer to be an immensely perfected ape rather than to be a degenerated and debased Adam." -- Ernst Haeckel, Univesity of Jena, 18??


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Anonymous (adsl-68-74-11-16.dsl.sfldmi.ameritech.net) – 12.29.03 15:10:07
Of course, we don't really get to pick, do we?
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Tom 7 (pcp01253016pcs.hamden01.ct.comcast.net) – 12.30.03 08:58:19
We surely get to pick what we believe...
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Anonymous (adsl-67-38-8-32.dsl.sfldmi.ameritech.net) – 12.30.03 14:44:50
We do, but what we believe doesn't change what is...
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Tom 7 (pcp01253016pcs.hamden01.ct.comcast.net) – 12.30.03 22:05:59
But what does it matter?
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Homer (h00102b024a85.ne.client2.attbi.com) – 12.31.03 11:28:02
What is the mind? No matter. What is matter? Nevermind.
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Anonymous (adsl-68-21-44-61.dsl.sfldmi.ameritech.net) – 01.01.04 18:50:10
What does it matter? Just wait. You'll see.
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Andrew (yale128036074100.student.yale.edu) – 01.03.04 12:09:04
Mind over matter!
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Anonymous (mtl149-99-185-34.dedicated.sprintdsl.ca) – 08.04.04 16:59:03
Matter? Brain Matter?
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Anonymous (ac5-webproxy4.direcpc.com) – 06.01.06 01:40:57
"For my part, and so far as my human consciousness is concerned, I prefer to be an immensely perfected ape rather than to be a degenerated and debased Adam." -- Ernst Haeckel, Univesity of Jena, 18??

Yeah, and let's not forget that Ernst Haeckel is the person who faked the drawings of embryos that have been used for a century now to "prove" evolution...
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Tom 7 (gs82.sp.cs.cmu.edu) – 06.01.06 12:06:47
It's just a quote, buddy. The scientific model of evolution in no way relies on drawings for proof. We have much better methods than that.
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