Thomas Henry Huxley quote

23 01 2011

None but very hasty thinkers will reject it on the grounds of inherent absurdity. Like the doctrine of evolution itself, that of transmigration has its roots in the world of reality. (Thomas Henry Huxley)

Huxley was Darwin’s right-hand man in the 19th-century struggle to get the doctrine of evolution accepted. In fact, he was the front man, Darwin himself being rather shy and retiring. Huxley was also the man who coined the term “agnostic” – so much more sensible a word that “atheist”.




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