Tuesday, November 22, 2011



Thomas Huxley, letter to Charles Kingsley (September 23, 1860), in Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley, ed. Leonard Huxley, Vol. I (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1900), p. 235:
Sit down before fact as a little child, be prepared to give up every preconceived notion, follow humbly wherever and to whatever abysses nature leads, or you shall learn nothing. I have only begun to learn content and peace of mind since I have resolved, at all risks, to do this.

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