4.09.2009

That's well put.

Daniel Dennett on evolution (taken from his book, Darwin's Dangerous Idea):
"Why should the importance or excellence of anything have to rain down on it from on high, from something more important, a gift from God? Darwin's inversion suggests that we abandon that presumption and look for sorts of excellence, of worth and purpose, that can emerge, bubbling up out of 'mindless, purposeless forces.'"

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