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Jonathan Weiner

Date de naissance: 26. novembre 1953

Jonathan Weiner est un écrivain et professeur américain. Il a remporté le prix Pulitzer de l'essai en 1995 et le Los Angeles Times Book Prize en 1994 pour son livre The Beak of the Finch ,. Il a également remporté le National Book Critics Circle Award en 1999 et a été nommé pour le prix Aventis en 2000 pour son livre Time, Love, Memory qui met en scène Seymour Benzer.

Citations Jonathan Weiner

„Whether or not we choose to watch, evolution is shaping us all.“

—  Jonathan Weiner

Source: The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time (1994), Chapter 1, Daphne Major (p. 16)

„Why are there so many kinds of animals? Adaptive radiations like Darwin’s finches are the essence of the answer.“

—  Jonathan Weiner

Source: The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time (1994), Chapter 14, New Beings (p. 207)

„The rapid accumulation of change is not always progress, and forward motion is not always an advance.“

—  Jonathan Weiner

Source: The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time (1994), Chapter 20, The Metaphysical Crossbeak (p. 289)

„Evolution discloses a meaning in death, although the meaning is like some of the berries that Darwin tasted in the Galapagos, “acid & Austere.”“

—  Jonathan Weiner

There is a special providence in the fall of a sparrow. Even Drought bears fruit. Even death is a seed.

Chapter 5, A Special Providence (p. 82)
The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time (1994)

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„All times seem special to those who live in them.“

—  Jonathan Weiner

Source: The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time (1994), Chapter 19, A Partner in the Process (p. 276)

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