Over the weekend I ordered a copy of the 2nd edition of Ankel-Simons’ An Introduction to Primate Anatomy. At this point I have only glanced through it, but two things stand out. First the preface is ended with a wonderful line drawing of an Aye-Aye – which shows impeccably good taste. Second, this quote by Thomas Huxley:
Whatever my hearers might do, I myself always learned sometimes by lecturing. And to those who have experience of what a heartbreaking business teaching is – how much the can’t-learns and won’t-learns and don’t-learns predominate over the do-learns – (sic)will understand the comfort of that reflection.
The above quote comes from Evidence as to Man’s Place in Nature
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