. . . life in its simplest known form is a shapeless blob of rebellious jelly rather than a crystal eternally obeying the most ancient law. . . . Life is rebellious and anarchical, always testing the supposed immutability of the rules which the nonliving changelessly accepts.
Yes, our first ancestors, our Adams and our Eves, were, if not gorillas, very near relatives of gorillas, omnivorous, intelligent and ferocious beasts, endowed in a higher degree than the animals of another species with two precious faculties-the power to think and the desire to rebel.
–Mikhail Bakunin, God and the State