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Natural history is the most extensive, and perhaps the most instructive and entertaining of all the sciences. It is the chief source from which human knowledge is derived. To recommend the study of it from motives of utility, were to affront the understanding of mankind.
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No religious position is loyally served by refusing to consider annoying theories which may well turn out to be facts.
June 24, 1795
William Smellie FRSE FSA was a Scottish master printer, naturalist, antiquary, editor and encyclopedist. He was friends with Robert Burns, whose assessment is engraved on Smellie's tombstone: Here lies a man who did honour to human nature.
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