Quote: Huxley on traditions

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Thomas Henry Huxley, the first line in On the Natural History of Man-Like Apes:

Ancient traditions, when tested by the severe processes of modern investigation, commonly enough fade away into mere dreams: but it is singular how often the dream turns out to have been a half-waking one, presaging a reality.

I found out that book is free on Kindle, by the way, and also on Project Gutenberg.