Source of Darwin quote?
May 28, 2004 12:40 PM Subscribe
I'm looking for the original source of a Charles Darwin quote, which is sometimes stated as "It is not the strongest of the species that survive, not the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change." This isn't easy since seemingly thousands of authors and public speakers have quoted him without referencing the source (although they do attribute it to Darwin). Can you help? [more versions of the quote inside]
posted by found missing to writing & language (9 answers total)
"It is not the strongest of the species that survive or the most intelligent, those that do are the most adaptable to change."
"It is not the strongest or most intelligent of the species that survive, but those that are most responsive to change."
And Google gives me a variety of other versions as well.