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Huxley's Message to the Modern World

Naturevolume 115page750 (1925) | Download Citation

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AMONG the memories of the past, few are more vivid than that of the unveiling of the Darwin statue in the great hall of the Natural History Museum. Addressing himself to the Prince of Wales and the Archbishop of Canterbury, representing the Trustees, Huxley uttered a message which in a manner summed up all his faith. He did not ask for their official sanction of Darwin's views; no man's verdict could make those views true or false, justify or condemn them. But Darwin's life, whatever the fate of his theories, must remain to us a glorious example, and future generations of students coming through yonder door might look on the image of his face and strive to follow his example.

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    • PROF. T. D. A. COCKERELL

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