A Quotation for the Morning

chicken“Is mother-love vile because a hen shows it, or fidelity base because dogs possess it?”

Thomas Huxley, Man’s Place in Nature (1863)

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  1. Is this a rant against sociobiology?

    [CZ: This was long before sociobiology. Huxley was arguing–even before Darwin did so in print–that there was no reason to diminish human nature by recognizing it as a product of evolution.]

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