If the orthodoxy of Augustine had remained the teaching of the Church, the final establishment of Evolution would have come far earlier than it did, certainly during the eighteenth instead of the nineteenth century, and the bitter controversy over this truth of Nature would never have arisen.
Henry Fairfield Osborn, From the Greeks to Darwin (1894)
But the voice of anatomy, like the voice of all nature, never reaches the mental ear of the Great Commoner. It is the novel province of anatomy to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth about the structure, the origin and the history of man.Henry Fairfield Osborn
This chain of human ancestors was totally unknown to Darwin. He could not have even dreamed of such a flood of proof and truth.Henry Fairfield Osborn
We have to be reminded over and over again that Nature is full of paradoxes.Henry Fairfield Osborn
Philo of Alexandria introduced in the first century what has been described as the 'Hellenizing of the Old Testament,' or the allegorical method of exegesis. By this, as Erdmann observes, the Bible narrative was found to contain a deeper, and particularly an allegorical interpretation, in addition to its literal interpretation; this was not conscious disingenuousness but a natural mode of amalgamating the Greek philosophic with the Hebraic doctrines.Henry Fairfield Osborn