Friday, November 30, 2007
The prominent biologist T.H. Huxley (1825-1894) said and wrote many witty and perceptive things, among which is:
The only good that I can see in the demonstration of the truth of “Spiritualism” is to furnish an additional argument against suicide. Better live a crossing-sweeper than die and be made to talk twaddle by a “medium” hired at a guinea a séance.
Aldous Huxley, (1894-1963), an English novelist and critic, was a grandson of biologist T.H. Huxley, and though he dabbled in spiritualism and other such foolishness, he also wrote:
You never see animals going through the absurd and often horrible fooleries of magic and religions. Only man behaves with such gratuitous folly. It is the price he has to pay for being intelligent but not, as yet, intelligent enough.
Right on, Huxleys!
From the James Randi site