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It is a drastic mistake to eliminate the provisions that have to do with the protection of habitat for endangered species. It is my opinion that the Endangered Species Act is 99 percent about protecting critical habitat.
I think when you work on fossils, and you realize that a species is there, and it's abundant for quite a long period of time, and then at some point it's no longer there - and so, when you look at that bigger picture, yes, you realize that either you change and adapt, or, as a species, you go extinct.
It's no longer an exaggeration to say that middle-class Americans are an endangered species.
Already at the origin of the species man was equal to what he was destined to become.
If epic poetry is a definite species, the sagas do not fall within it.
Land bridges were everywhere during the extinction, many species were spreading, and there were many diseases.
Robert T. Bakker
The human species was not born into a market economy. Bees won't sell you honey if you offer them an electronic funds transfer. The human species imagined money into existence, and it exists - for us, not mice or wasps - because we go on believing in it.
Theatre people, who are an adaptive species, know that to remain sane in the process of production where everyone and his uncle has an opinion about how to fix a show, you must pick the people whose knowledge and taste you trust and stick only to these few. The Tweetocracy is no place to look.
I had found again and again that the most aberrant population of a species - often having reached species rank, and occasionally classified even as a separate genus - occurred at a peripheral location, indeed usually at the most isolated peripheral location.
I first began to dry specimens for preservation carelessly perhaps at first, but before the season was over, I had collected between one and two hundred species.
Laughter is one of the very privileges of reason, being confined to the human species.
Biologically the species is the accumulation of the experiments of all its successful individuals since the beginning.
H. G. Wells
Any reading not of a vicious species must be a good substitute for the amusements too apt to fill up the leisure of the labouring classes.
Ants make up two-thirds of the biomass of all the insects. There are millions of species of organisms and we know almost nothing about them.
E. O. Wilson
Nature is indifferent to the survival of the human species, including Americans.
Adlai E. Stevenson
We are a dreadful species indeed, and deserve whatever it is our techno-baubles do to us.
I think as a species we're not designed to be able to think more than one year into the future - if that. Even trying to imagine one year from now makes most people feel like they've been given a huge boring chunk of homework that's too hard to do.
The way to understand how different species evolved is to think about the niches that they fill in an ecosystem - basically, how they make a living.
Going to Mars would evolve humankind into a two-planet species.
Is the destiny of the human species to sit back and play with our mouse and computer and imagine, fantasize?
You should know as much as you can about the human species if you have a hand in designing human society.
Frans de Waal
I don't think there was a thunderclap or a divine spark that suddenly made one species smart. You can see, in our ancestors, there was a gradual expansion of the brain; there was an expansion of the complexity of tools.
I suggest that going to Mars means permanence on the planet - a mission by which we are building up a confidence level to become a two-planet species.
The fin whale is the second largest whale species on Earth, weighing up to 80 tons.
We do a lot of bird-watching up in the country, but we almost never have a chance to people-watch. There simply aren't enough human beings up here: there is nowhere you can park yourself with a cup of coffee and observe the species on parade.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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