Astound Quotes (3 quotes)
If Darwin were alive today the insect world would delight and astound him with its impressive verification of his theories of the survival of the fittest. Under the stress of intensive chemical spraying the weaker members of the insect populations are being weeded out . Only the strong and fit remain to defy our efforts to control them.
Science will continue to surprise us with what it discovers and creates; then it will astound us by devising new methods to surprise us. At the core of sciences self-modification is technology. New tools enable new structures of knowledge and new ways of discovery. The achievement of science is to know new things; the evolution of science is to know them in new ways. What evolves is less the body of what we know and more the nature of our knowing.
The infinite variations in the ways creatures fulfill the same requirementto fuel energy needsconstantly astound me. Booby birds and pelicans actually performed underwater dives, descending some twenty feet below the surface and then flapping their wings to fly through water. Totally encrusted with tiny diamond bubbleslike the jeweled nightingales of Asian emperorsthey soared around below for nearly half a minute.