„The only part of evolution in which any considerable interest is felt is evolution applied to man. A hypothesis in regard to the rocks and plant life does not affect the philosophy upon which one's life is built. Evolution applied to fish, birds and beasts would not materially affect man's view of his own responsibilities except as the acceptance of an unsupported hypothesis as to these would be used to support a similar hypothesis as to man. The evolution that is harmful— distinctly so — is the evolution that destroys man’s family tree as taught by the Bible and makes him a descendant of the lower forms of life. This … is a very vital matter.“

God and Evolution (1922)

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—  Thomas Henry Huxley English biologist and comparative anatomist 1825 - 1895

In the Encyclopaedia Britannica, Ninth edition, (1876) Vol. III, "Biology", p. 689.
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—  Ray Kurzweil Author, scientist, inventor, and futurist 1948

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—  Antonin Scalia former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States 1936 - 2016

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—  Fritjof Capra American physicist 1939

Capra (2007) in: Francis Pisani " An Interview with Fritjof Capra http://ijoc.org/ojs/index.php/ijoc/article/view/69/25" in: International Journal of Communication Vol 1 (2007).

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