“The facts must mold the theories, not the theories the facts… I am most critical of my biologist friends in this matter. Try telling a biologist that, impartially judged among other accepted theories of science, such as the theory of relativity, it seems to you that the theory of natural selection has a very uncertain, hypothetical status, and watch his reaction. I’ll bet you that he gets red in the face. This is `religion,’ not `science,’ with him.” 

Alan C. Burton, “The Human Side of the Physiologist: Prejudice and Poetry,” Physiologist 2 (1957).



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