Thomas Huxley

Thomas Huxley – Sit down before fact as…


“Sit down before fact as a little child, be prepared to give up every conceived notion, follow humbly wherever and whatever abysses nature leads, or you will learn nothing.”
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Thomas Huxley – In scientific work, those who…


“In scientific work, those who refuse to go beyond fact rarely get as far as fact.”
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Thomas Huxley – The man of science has…


“The man of science has learned to believe in justification, not by faith, but by verification.”
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Thomas Huxley – The medieval university looked backwards…


“The medieval university looked backwards it professed to be a storehouse of old knowledge. The modern university looks forward, and is a factory of new knowledge.”
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Thomas Huxley – The struggle for existence holds…


“The struggle for existence holds as much in the intellectual as in the physical world. A theory is a species of thinking, and its right to exist is coextensive with its power of resisting extinction by its rivals.”
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Thomas Huxley – Science is simply common sense…


“Science is simply common sense at its best, that is, rigidly accurate in observation, and merciless to fallacy in logic.”
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Thomas Huxley – The only freedom I care…


“The only freedom I care about is the freedom to do right the freedom to do wrong I am ready to part with on the cheapest terms to anyone who will take it of me.”
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Thomas Huxley – Science has fulfilled her function…


“Science has fulfilled her function when she has ascertained and enunciated truth.”
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Thomas Huxley – I protest that if some…


“I protest that if some great Power would agree to make me always think what is true and do what is right, on condition of being turned into a sort of clock and would up every morning before I got out of bed, I should instantly close with the offer.”
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Thomas Huxley – Try to learn something about…


“Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.”
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