Quotation by Thomas Henry Huxley

I am not afraid of the priests in the long-run. Scientific method is the white ant which will slowly but surely destroy their fortifications. And the importance of scientific method in modern practical life—always growing and increasing—is the guarantee for the gradual emancipation of the ignorant upper and lower classes, the former of whom especially are the strength of the priests.
Thomas Henry Huxley (1825–95), British biologist and educator. Reflection #380, Aphorisms and Reflections, selected by Henrietta A. Huxley, Macmillan (London, 1907).
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