Deprecate Quotes (2 quotes)
It is a wrong business when the younger cultivators of science put out of sight and deprecate what their predecessors have done; but obviously that is the tendency of Huxley and his friends It is very true that Huxley was bitter against the Bishop of Oxford, but I was not present at the debate. Perhaps the Bishop was not prudent to venture into a field where no eloquence can supersede the need for precise knowledge. The young naturalists declared themselves in favour of Darwins views which tendency I saw already at Leeds two years ago. I am sorry for it, for I reckon Darwins book to be an utterly unphilosophical one.
Such startling announcements as these should be deprecated as being unworthy of science and mischievous to its true progress.