Darwin quote of the day

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“The great danger which besets all men of large speculative faculty, is the temptation to deal with the accepted statements of facts in natural science, as if they were not only correct, but exhaustive; as if they might be dealt with deductively, in the same way as propositions in Euclid may be dealt with. In reality, every such statement, however true it may be, is true only relatively to the means of observation and the point of view of those who have enunciated it. So far it may be depended upon. But whether it will bear every speculative conclusion that may be logically deduced from it, is quite another question.”

To be exact, this is an “about Darwin” quote, as this was said by THOMAS HENRY HUXLEY about Darwin; from Life and Letters of Charles Darwin (Project Gutenberg ebook), p.250


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