Quotation by Thomas Henry Huxley

To say that an idea is necessary is simply to affirm that we cannot conceive the contrary; and the fact that we cannot conceive the contrary of any belief may be a presumption, but is certainly no proof, of its truth.
Thomas Henry Huxley (1825–95), British biologist and educator. Reflection #157, Aphorisms and Reflections, selected by Henrietta A. Huxley, Macmillan (London, 1907).
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