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Louis Agassiz

Data de nascimento: 28. Maio 1807
Data de falecimento: 14. Dezembro 1873


Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz foi um zoólogo, geólogo suíço, notório por sua Expedição Thayer. Agassiz foi um dos promotores e principais defensores do racismo científico e do criacionismo no século XIX. Por causa disso, as homenagens a ele estão sendo anacronicamente questionadas no presente ignorando as divergências tempóreas e de valores comuns em sua época e valores de seus opositores ideológicos que sequer são valores universais ou gerais visto que não são os únicos existentes.

Citações Louis Agassiz

„The facts will eventually test all our theories, and they form, after all, the only impartial jury to which we can appeal.“

—  Louis Agassiz
Geological Sketches (1870), ch. 9, p. 234;view=1up;seq=252


„The crust of our earth is a great cemetery, where the rocks are tombstones on which the buried dead have written their own epitaphs.“

—  Louis Agassiz
Geological Sketches (1870), ch. 2, p. 31;view=1up;seq=49

„The time has come when scientific truth must cease to be the property of the few, when it must be woven into the common life of the world.“

—  Louis Agassiz
Methods of Study in Natural History (1863), ch. 4, p. 42;view=1up;seq=56

„Every great scientific truth goes through three stages. First, people say it conflicts with the Bible. Next they say it has been discovered before. Lastly they say they always believed it.“

—  Louis Agassiz
As quoted in A Dictionary of Scientific Quotations (1991) edited by Alan L. Mackay, ( p. 2

„But whatever its defects, the classification of Linnæus was the first attempt at grouping animals together according to certain common structural characters.“

—  Louis Agassiz
Methods of Study in Natural History (1863), ch. 1, p. 7;view=1up;seq=21

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