Although Wallace receded into the deep recesses of my memory, I had what Pasteur called “the prepared mind.”
Darwin reports Haughton’s verdict as having been that “all that was new in there was false, and what was true was old.”
I had what Pasteur called “the prepared mind” to take in what Wallace had to tell me.
Just because something can be counted as science does not automatically mean that it is true.
Factual errors aside, the problem is I’ve heard all this before.