biology Quotes

The egalitarian doctrine is manifestly contrary to all the facts established by biology and by history. Only fanatical partisans of this theory can contend that what distinguishes the genius from the dullard is entirely the effect of postnatal influences.
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— Ludwig von Mises
Rulers do not like to admit that their power is restricted by any laws other than those of physics and biology. They never ascribe their failures and frustrations to the violation of economic law.
tags: failure power law physics biology economics
— Ludwig von Mises
I need scarcely say that the beginning and maintenance of life on earth is absolutely and infinitely beyond the range of all sound speculation in dynamical science. The only contribution of dynamics to theoretical biology is absolute negation of automatic commencement or automatic maintenance of life.
tags: earth biology
— Lord Kelvin
Mood reflects the biology of the brain. How you feel is affected by the chemicals in the brain, and these are the same chemicals that form the basis of mood-altering drugs. You may use yoga, meditation, cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) or exercise to alter your mood, or revert to healthy eating, regular exercise and getting enough sleep.
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— Liz Miller
I cannot think of a single field in biology or medicine in which we can claim genuine understanding, and it seems to me the more we learn about living creatures, especially ourselves, the stranger life becomes.
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— Lewis Thomas
The need to make music, and to listen to it, is universally expressed by human beings. I cannot imagine, even in our most primitive times, the emergence of talented painters to make cave paintings without there having been, near at hand, equally creative people making song. It is, like speech, a dominant aspect of human biology.
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— Lewis Thomas
Well, biology today as I see it has an amiable look - quite different from the 19th-century view that the whole arrangement of nature is hostile, 'red in tooth and claw.' That came about because people misread Darwin's 'survival of the fittest.'
tags: nature people survival biology
— Lewis Thomas
Survival, in the cool economics of biology, means simply the persistence of one's own genes in the generations to follow.
— Lewis Thomas
The major thing is to view biology as an information science.
tags: biology
— Leroy Hood
But biology and computer science - life and computation - are related. I am confident that at their interface great discoveries await those who seek them.
tags: discovery biology computer
— Leonard Adleman
Biology, meaning the science of all life, is a late notion.
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— Leon Kass
The fact of evolution is the backbone of biology, and biology is thus in the peculiar position of being a science founded on an unproved theory -is it then a science or a faith? Belief in the theory of evolution is thus exactly parallel to belief in special creation - both are concepts which believers know to be true but neither, up to the present, has been capable of proof.
tags: belief present creation true believer facts evolution biology
— L. Harrison Matthews
High school was interesting, because I went from a public school middle school to an academy where the first year we were doing Latin, chemistry, biology. I mean, I was woefully unprepared for the type of study.
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— Kyle Chandler
I don't agree with a core statement by most feminists, the statement by Simone de Beauvoir: "One is not born a woman, one becomes one." Even as a schoolgirl I wasn't convinced by the claim that gender has nothing to do with biology and is only shaped by one's environment.
tags: women environment gender biology
— Kristina Schroder
Biology makes us Mothers & Fathers, whats in the heart makes us Mom's and Dad's
tags: heart biology father mother
— Kevin Heath
Biology is far from understanding exactly how a single cell develops into a baby, but research suggests that human development can ultimately be explained in terms of biochemistry and molecular biology. Most scientists would make a similar statement about evolution.
— Kenneth R. Miller
Whether conservative or liberal, fundamentalist or agnostic, the more students learn of biology, the more they accept evolution.
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— Kenneth R. Miller
In my heart I believe that biology is the beginning and the end of everything. It's the biggest source of ideas, the biggest source of invention. Nobody can invent better than nature and so if you like nature is my biggest source of inspiration.
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— Ken Yeang
When you choose to view your stress response as helpful, you create the biology of courage.
tags: stress biology courage
— Kelly McGonigal
I used to be pro-choice."..."I was once pro-choice and the thing that changed my mind was, I read my husband's biology books, medical books, and what I learned . . . At the moment of conception, a life starts. And this life has its own unique set of DNA, which contains a blueprint for the whole genetic makeup. The sex is determined. We know there's a life because it's growing and changing.
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— Kathy Ireland
I like writing about biology, not doing it.
tags: writing biology
— Kary Mullis
Researchers have found that identical twins who have been separated for long periods of time actually invest in a similar manner. Biology really does affect how we spend money.
tags: time biology money invest
— Kabir Sehgal
Sex is ... scratching an itch Everything else is something we project on a very simple act. It's the psychology, not the biology, that's complicated.
tags: sex psychology biology
— Joy Browne
On the first page of the Bible there is an instance of how literalism is but an invitation to transcend the image to which literalism points. That first page is not geology, biology or paleontology; it is high religion. For there we are told who we are in terms of our constititutive text. And if we could understand that, we would worrying about whether the antelopes or the cantaloupes came in a certain order.
tags: bible biology
— Joseph Sittler
Religion is the best antidote to the individualism of the consumer age. The idea that society can do without it flies in the face of history and, now, evolutionary biology.
tags: society age biology ideas
— Jonathan Sacks
Mental illness is a real thing. It has real material consequences for people who suffer from it and at the time even the most biological finding reflects social context in very important ways, and so I think psychiatry is better off looking both at biology and at social context and really trying to think of the relationship between these and I think doctors and patients are better off that way.
tags: time people mental illness real biology relationship consequence doctor
— Jonathan Michel Metzl
Religion and science, for example, are often though to be opponents, but as I have shown, the insights of ancient religions and of modern science are both needed to reach a full understanding of human nature and the conditions of human satisfaction. The ancients may have known little about biology, chemistry, physics, but many were good psychologists.
tags: nature understanding human insight physics biology example
— Jonathan Haidt
They (animals) are not just living things; they are beings with lives... that makes all the difference in the time you are outside...notice the first bird you see"you are beholding a unique individual with personality traits, an emotional profile, and a library of knowledge built on experience"what you are witnessing is not just biology, but a biography.
tags: time living live personality emotional library biology
— Jonathan Balcombe
The virgin birth, understood as literal biology, makes Christ's divinity, as traditionally understood, impossible.
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— John Shelby Spong
I was a close observer of the developments in molecular biology.
tags: development biology
— John Pople
Paradoxically, it has turned out that game theory is more readily applied to biology than to the field of economic behavior for which it was originally designed
tags: biology economics games
— John Maynard Smith
The evolution of sex is the hardest problem in evolutionary biology.
tags: problem sex evolution biology
— John Maynard Smith
Evolution is the cornerstone of modern biology. Intelligent design is not a scientific concept.
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— John Marburger
This week, Georgia's board of education approved a plan that allows teachers to keep using the word Evolution when teaching biology. Though, as a compromise, dinosaurs are now called Jesus Horses.
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— Jimmy Fallon
The existing and long-standing use of the word 'evolution' in our state's textbooks has not adversely affected Georgians' belief in the omnipotence of God as creator of the universe, There can be no incompatibility between Christian faith and proven facts concerning geology, biology, and astronomy. There is no need to teach that stars can fall out of the sky and land on a flat Earth in order to defend our religious faith.
tags: belief earth star sky facts god christian faith religious universe evolution biology
— Jimmy Carter
Biology transcends society.
tags: society biology
— Jessie Redmon Fauset
There is an authentic biology of hope. Belief and expectation - the key elements of hope - can block pain by releasing the brain's endorphins and enkephalins, mimicking the effects of morphine.
tags: belief pain key brain expectation authentic biology hope
— Jerome Groopman
We were making the first step out of the age of chemistry and physics, and into the age of biology.
tags: age physics biology
— Jeremy Rifkin
Biology has tended to be an observational science, and deriving things from first principles has not been possible in the past, but I hate to predict the future on that.
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— Jeremiah P. Ostriker
We can construct, deconstruct and reconstruct our sexuality any way we want: it is our privilege as thinking creatures. However, human sexuality has a specific nature, regardless of what we believe or say about it. We are more likely to be satisfied with the outcome, if we work with our biology rather than against it. We will be happier if we face reality on its own terms.
tags: nature work reality believe human sexuality thinking biology
— Jennifer Morse