It is an error to imagine that evolution signifies a constant tendency to increased perfection. That process undoubtedly involves a constant remodelling of the organism in adaptation to new conditions; but it depends on the nature of those conditions whether the directions of the modifications effected shall be upward or downward.Thomas H. Huxley
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[Certainly, Silver is outraged.] As the assembly member representing the Lower Manhattan community that continues to struggle . . . I was outraged by your recent suggestion that we abandon efforts to commercially rebuild, ... Your new position will undoubtedly hurt efforts to re-establish the Lower Manhattan community as a strong commercial center.Sheldon Silver
I believe prospects for our energy cooperation are very bright indeed. It is only natural that a powerful, dynamically developing country like China is showing an interest in Russia's energy sector, while [Russian] companies are undoubtedly interested in the huge Chinese market, which offers plenty of room for teamwork.Dmitry Medvedev
Consumers would be shocked to learn that the amount of many short-term payday loans may be as high as 500-percent APR or even greater in many cases. Undoubtedly, some consumers would choose to forego the loan in the face of such written disclosures. However, even when disclosures are made, they are frequently inaccurate, failing to take into account various fees and charges.Brian Caldwell