"We have many people even here who hasten to condemn evolution without having the remotest conception of what it is that they are condemning, nor the slightest interest in an objective study of the evidence in the case, which is all that 'the teaching of evolution' means, men whose decisions have been formed, as are all decisions in the jungle, by instinct, by impulse, by inherited loves and hates, instead of by reason.
"Such people may be amiable and lovable, just as is any house-dog, but they are a menace to democracy and to civilization because ignorance and the designing men who fatten upon it control their votes and their influence."
—Robert A. Millikan
Science and Society, Oct. 19, 1923, Science Vol. 58 no. 1503 pp. 293-298
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