Monday, March 05, 2007

Deja Vu

As that great philosopher Yogi Berra once said, it's deja vu all over again.

Extinguished theologians lie about the cradle of every science as the strangled snake beside that of Hercules, and history records that whenever science and dogmatism have been fairly opposed, the latter have been forced to retire from the lists, bleeding and crushed, if not annihilated, scotched if not slain.

Thomas Huxley

The success of science often comes at the expense of religious dogma; the maintenance of religious dogma always comes at the expense of science.

Sam Harris


Sam said...

Interesting quotes, and I did a double take for Thomas Huxley. Any relation to Aldous?

Michael Patrick Leahy said...


Thanks for stopping by.

Yes, Thomas Huxley was the grandfather of Aldous Huxley.