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It-was a tiny mollusc that caused Walter, grandfather of the greatest biologist of the twentieth century, to forge a brief link with the greatest biologist of the nineteenth: Charles Darwin. . . . . . We know this because later that day he wrote hesitantly to Darwin to report what he had found.


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RIDLEY SCOTT
I'm agnostic because I went through the usual process of parents insisting you go to church, and...
RIDLEY SCOTT
I don't think I'm alarmist. I'm more disappointed by the euphemisms in some instances th...
JOHN RIDLEY
The boys had asked why, if it acted slowly, was it called quicksand. The Mollusks had replied that, ...
RIDLEY PEARSON
The best stories come out of the truth.
RIDLEY SCOTT
I used to agonise over what to do next, but now I'm making a movie a year. It's insane, but ...
RIDLEY SCOTT
We live in an age of generational turmoil. Baby-boom parents are accused of clinging on to jobs and ...
JANE RIDLEY
The word 'religion' is only a label. What lies behind that, the most important thing of all,...
RIDLEY SCOTT
I haven't tweeted once in my life, but I'm sick of hearing about it already. What once may h...
JOHN RIDLEY
Gay marriage will be universally accepted in time. But if I may be so bold as to say to gays and les...
JOHN RIDLEY
For 'Prometheus,' I came back to a very simple question that haunted me that appears in the ...
RIDLEY SCOTT
I don't get attached to anything. I'm like a good antique dealer. I'm prepared to sell m...
RIDLEY SCOTT
If the Olympic Games ever served a true altruistic purpose, they have long since outlived it. Yeah, ...
JOHN RIDLEY
The Gulf of Mexico, they believe, is a huge asteroid. That was an impact zone, you know that? Yeah, ...
RIDLEY SCOTT
The hardest single thing you do is get the bloody screenplay right.
RIDLEY SCOTT
I've never been much of a European traveler. London once on a book tour, and Italy because that&...
JOHN RIDLEY
Governmental intervention and personal responsibility are not mutually exclusive issues, but they do...
JOHN RIDLEY
I liked 'Star Wars,' but I wasn't an uberfan like many people are.
DAISY RIDLEY
My film knowledge is pretty shocking. I'm trying to correct that.
DAISY RIDLEY
I can tell you that Rey is an incredibly brave young woman who starts off alone and encounters Finn,...
DAISY RIDLEY
So many people look up to Jennifer Lawrence playing Katniss in 'The Hunger Games.' For them ...
DAISY RIDLEY
What we've seen of Rey, she looks like she can handle her stuff. So most of the comments I get a...
DAISY RIDLEY
There are any number of very hard working people in Hollywood who deserve recognition. Mostly its th...
JOHN RIDLEY
To this day, the only argument against Obama that critics can seem to come up with involves admittin...
JOHN RIDLEY
In science fiction, we're always searching for new frontiers. We're drawn to the unknown.
RIDLEY SCOTT
The main reason why historians have skated over the relationship of Victorian PMs with the press is ...
JANE RIDLEY
'The Man In High Castle' is one of Dick's most imaginative and captivating works, and ce...
RIDLEY SCOTT
Egypt was - as it is now - a confluence of cultures, as a result of being a crossroads geographicall...
RIDLEY SCOTT
Jez had gone from an evil twin to a sweet, even angelic, girl, all in less than a minute.
RIDLEY PEARSON
Stanley Kubrick's '2001' was the door that opened up the possibility of science fiction ...
RIDLEY SCOTT
Especially with four insanely angry, sword-carrying pirates bearing down on you, followed closely by...
RIDLEY PEARSON
It's disgraceful. I like a laugh with the lads but I can't understand why there are no lasses to sha...
STUART RIDLEY
For me, that was breathtaking.
STEVAN RIDLEY
Smee, you are a supreme idjit."
"Aye, Cap'n.
RIDLEY PEARSON
'Family Secrets' is thought provoking, well written, and remorselessly intelligent.
JANE RIDLEY
A word on 'Kingdom of Heaven:' if you get the four-disc set, which is 3 hr. 8 min., you'...
RIDLEY SCOTT
Our honored elderly would greatly benefit from community volunteers.
CHRIS RIDLEY
From the moment we were first dumped in Jamestown and had our teeth checked before getting sold off ...
JOHN RIDLEY
On 'Black Hawk Down,' I was employing 1,000 Muslims. 'Kingdom of Heaven,' same deal ...
RIDLEY SCOTT
In my view, the only way to see a film remains the way the filmmaker intended: inside a large movie ...
RIDLEY SCOTT