09 01 12 - 09:33
âWhenever all the parts came about coincidentally as though they were for something, these animals survived, since their constitution, thought coming about by chance, made them suitable. Other animals, however, were differently constituted and so were destroyed, indeed, they are still being destroyed as Empedocles says of the man-headed calves - Aristotle, Physics (198b 30).
Predates Darwin by quite a bit, but he's not as dramatic or detailed about it. From notorious anal bandit Barbecue Bill.