Book Reviews: Rehashing the infamous rabble-rousers
"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.