Sunday, July 02, 2023

Quote of the Hour: A Plausible Theory

But then a counter-sect arose, embracing persons who thought they believed in Darwin's novel theory. What they actually believed in was Reformed Darwinism, a religious and social theory combining 'survival of the fittest' with 'Devil take the hindmost.' The important thing was to be a survivor. Take care of your tribe and your territory. Be selfish. God helps those who help themselves.

 - John Sladek, Tik-Tok, p.409 in SF Gateway Omnibus

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