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1. "Science is not, as so many seem to think, something apart, which has to do with telescopes, retorts, and test-tubes, and especially with nasty smells, but it is a way of searching out by observation, trial and classification; whether the phenomena investigated be the outcome of human activities, or of the more direct workings of nature's laws. Its methods admit of nothing untidy or slip-shod; its keynote is accuracy and its goal is truth."
Author: Archibald E. Garrod
2. "I furnished the body that was needed to sit in the defendant's chair.[Explaining his role in the Scopes Monkey Trial.]"
Author: John T. Scopes
3. "As Karl Marx once noted: 'Hegel remarks somewhere that all great, world-historical facts and personages occur, as it were, twice. He forgot to add: the first time as tragedy, the second as farce.' William Jennings Bryan and the Scopes trial was a tragedy. The creationists and intelligent design theorists are a farce."
Author: Michael Shermer

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Author: Antony Sher

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