William Patten

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In existographies, William Patten (94-23 BE) (1861-1932 ACM) (IQ:#|#) (CR:21) (LH:4) (TL:25) was an American zoologist, evolutionist, and auto-characterized biological social philosopher, noted for []


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The following are quotes by Patten:

“What are the ethics and morals of nature, if indeed she has any?”
— William Patten (1920), The Grand Strategy of Evolution (pg. 20)
“We shall use the terms morality, behavior, conduct, or constructive action in the same broad way. It may sound strange to speak of the morals of an atom, or of the way in which a molecule conducts itself. But in the last analysis, science can draw no fundamental distinction between the conduct of an animal, a bullet, or a freshman, although there may be more unknown factors involved in one case than in the other.”
— William Patten (1920), The Grand Strategy of Evolution (pg. 58)[1]

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  1. Patten, William. (1920). The Grand Strategy of Evolution: the Social Philosophy of a Biologist (morality of molecule, pg. 58; molecular society and Mr. Molecule, pg. 419; Appendix: “The Message of the Biologist”, pgs. 415-25). Badger.

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