One general law, leading to the advancement of all organic beings, namely, multiply, vary, let the strongest live and the weakest die.
There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed by the Creator into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone circling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being evolved.
I have called this principle, by which each slight variation, if useful, is preserved, by the term of Natural Selection, in order to mark its relation to man’s power of selection.
Evolution can go to hell as far as I am concerned. What a mistake we are. We have mortally wounded this sweet life – supporting planet – the only one in the whole Milky Way – with a century of transportation whoopee.