Saturday, August 08, 2009

Quote of the day

"Good popular writing in science builds an honored branch of our humanistic tradition, extending back to Galileo's composition of both of his great books as accessible and witty dialogues in Italian, not as abstract treatises in Italian, and to Darwin's presentation of the Origin of Species as a book for all educated readers." - Stephen Jay Gould, "The True Embodiment of Everything That's Excellent," collected in I have Landed

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