False facts are highly injurious to the progress of science for they often endure long, but false views if supported by some evidence do little harm for every one takes a salutary pleasure in proving their falseness.

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An American monkey after getting drunk on brandy would never touch it again and thus is much wiser

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The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.

The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.

It is not the strongest of the species that survives nor the most intelligent that survives. It is

It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.

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Man tends to increase at a greater rate than his means of subsistence.

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