Quotation by Thomas Henry Huxley

The vast results obtained by Science are won by no mystical faculties, by no mental processes other than those which are practiced by every one of us, in the humblest and meanest affairs of life. A detective policeman discovers a burglar from the marks made by his shoe, by a mental process identical with that by which Cuvier restored the extinct animals of Montmartre from fragments of their bones.
Thomas Henry Huxley (1825–95), British biologist and educator. Reflection #77, Aphorisms and Reflections, selected by Henrietta A. Huxley, Macmillan (London, 1907).
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