Fools have a habit of believing that everything written by a famous author is admirable. For my part I read only to please myself and like only what suits my taste.
― Voltaire, Candide
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“Seen in the light of evolution, biology is, perhaps, intellectually the most satisfying and inspiring science. Without that light it becomes a pile of sundry facts — some of them interesting or curious but making no meaningful picture as a whole.”
—Theodosius Dobzhansky, Nothing in Biology Makes Sense Except in the Light of Evolution
Quanology: Evolution & You book cover
This book reminds me of Dobzhansky’s brilliant classic essay, Nothing in Biology Makes Sense Except in the Light of Evolution (1973)*. Dobzhansky clearly and beautifully stated that evolution is not only just a scientific theory that applied in biology field, but also a ‘light’ that give us new insights of our life meaning and its place in universe. It implied to not only scientific method but also philosophical method to understand our life’s meaning. You can interpret it as physical or spiritual perspective. No matter what your belief is, atheism or religion, evolution will give you an elegant way to look at life.