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A recent comment asked for quotes on mosquitoes, evolutionary biology, and so on. Searching
turns up a number of not particularly interesting ones like:
The best blood will at some time get into a fool or a mosquito. - Benito Mussolini
The Dutch proverb "Van een mug een olifant maken", literal translation: "To make an elephant out of a mosquito", meaning: "To make a mountain out of a mole hill."
turns up rather more:
"The fact of evolution is the backbone of biology, and biology is thus in the peculiar position of being a science founded on an improved theory, is it then a science or faith?" (Darwin);
"Evolution discloses a meaning in death, although the meaning is like some of the berries that Darwin tasted in the Galapagos", The Beak of the Finch;
"The sense of diversity—of the wonder of innumerable forms of life—has always thrilled me beyond anything else.",
and so on.
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