Piquant excerpts lifted from Touchstone editors' own reading & listening.
The public holds to a touching belief in the absolute unanimity of science. Encouraged in dogmatic habits by the words of popularizers, it accepts what "science says" or truths that "we now know . . ." as if some agency existed for creating agreement among the workers of a particular age or ascertaining their consensus. . . . [T]he conviction that knowledge comes out of the observation of matter tended to dwarf the role of intelligence and idea.
Darwin, Marx, Wagner: Critique of a Heritage (2nd ed., 1958), p. 122