Quote of the day

"Man was certainly not the goal of evolution, which evidently had no goal... Is his place in nature, then, that of a mere accident, without significance?... The situation is as badly misrepresented and the lesson as poorly learned when man is considered nothing but an accident as when he is considered as the destined crown of creation... The result is the most highly endowed organization of matter that has yet appeared on the earth - and we certainly have no good reason to believe there is any higher in the universe. To think that this result is insignificant would be unworthy of that high endowment, which includes among its riches a sense of values."

From The Meaning of Evolution by George Gaylord Simpson

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