He found a great truth, trodden under foot, reviled by bigots, and ridiculed by all the world; he lived long enough to see it chiefly by his own efforts, irrefragably established in science, inseparably incorporated with the common thoughts of men, and only hated and feared by those who would revile, but dare not. What shall a man desire more than this?
On this day in 1882 Charles Darwin died. Much can be said about that (link, link), but I thought these words from the obituary written by Thomas Henry Huxley and published in Nature were oddly appropriate even today.
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