Quotes For The Day

Oct 25 2011 @ 6:23pm

"Group selection brings about virtue, and — this is an oversimplification, but— individual selection, which is competing with it, creates sin. That, in a nutshell, is an explanation of the human condition. Our quarrelsomeness, our intense concentration on groups and on rivalries, down to the last junior-soccer-league game, the whole thing falls into place, in my opinion. Theories of kin selection didn’t do the job at all, but now I think we are close to making sense out of what human beings do and why they can’t settle down," – E.O. Wilson.

"All humanity's troubles come from not knowing how to sit still in one room," – Blaise Pascal.