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Critical Essay by Oliver Lodge

SOURCE: An introduction to Man's Place in Nature and Other Essays, by Thomas Henry Huxley, J. M. Dent & Sons, Ltd., 1906, pp. ix-xvii.

In the following essay, Lodge distinguishes Huxley's scientific materialism from naturalized philosophies, claiming that his heroic efforts in favor of the former did not imply the latter.

Forty years ago the position of scientific studies was not so firmly established as it is to-day, and a conflict was necessary to secure their general recognition. The forces of obscurantism and of free and easy dogmatism were arrayed against them; and, just as in former centuries astronomy, and in more recent times geology, so in our own lifetime biology, has had to offer a harsh and fighting front, lest its progress be impeded by the hostility born of preconceived opinions, and by the bigotry of self-appointed guardians...

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