„Perhaps our greatest distinction as a species is our capacity, unique among animals, to make counter-evolutionary choices.“


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—  James Cromwell American actor and producer 1940
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„Nonconformity is the highest evolutionary attainment of social animals.“

—  Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac and Sketches Here and There
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„I of animals make choice
That men may get instruction from their voice.“

—  Jean De La Fontaine French poet, fabulist and writer. 1621 - 1695
Context: History some truths contains, which well may serve For lessons. In my work you will observe Ev'ry thing speaks — yea e'en the very fish — And what they say, to ev'ry man a dish Serves up; and I of animals make choice That men may get instruction from their voice. Book I (1668), Dedication "To Monseigneur the Dauphin".

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„Survivors represent a separate species, just like an animal species.“

—  Imre Kertész Hungarian writer 1929
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