The Last Word

“A man has no reason for being ashamed of having an ape for his grandfather. If there were an ancestor I should feel shame in recalling, it would be a man who plunges into scientific questions with which he has no real acquaintance only to obscure them by an aimless rhetoric, and distract attention from the real issue by eloquent digressions and skilled appeals to religious prejudice.”

Thomas Henry Huxley, Darwinian

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