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Book Reviews: Rehashing the infamous rabble-rousers

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"Now that science has attained its youth and superstition is in its dotage, the trembling, palsied wreck says to the athlete: 'Let us be friends.' It reminds me of the bargain the cock wished to make with the horse: 'Let us agree not to step on each other's feet.'"

--Robert Ingersoll, 1885

That was Robert Green Ingersoll expanding on his remark that religion had sought to strangle science in its cradle.

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