The human mind evolved to believe in the gods. It did not evolve to believe in biology.
More Quotes by E. O. Wilson
- » Even as empiricism is winning the mind, transcendentalism continues to win the heart.
- » There is no better high than discovery.
- » Without a trace of irony I can say I have been blessed with brilliant enemies.
- » Political ideology can corrupt the mind, and science.
- » Blind faith, no matter how passionately expressed, will not suffice.
- » By any reasonable measure of achievement, the faith of the Enlightenment thinkers in science was justified.
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