1. I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created parasitic wasps with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of Caterpillars. - C.D.
2. It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change. - C.D.
3. We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe, nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws, but the smallest insect, we wish to be created at once by special act. - C.D.