In response to:
The Age of Biology from the December 31, 1964 issue
To the Editors:
In “The Age of Biology,” 31 December issue, Stephen Toulmin says:
Yet the truth (in Lady Bracknell’s immortal phrase) “is never pure and rarely simple!”
It wasn’t Lady Bracknell. It was Algernon. And what he said was: “The truth is rarely pure and never simple” (Importance of Being Earnest, Act I).
Ignatius G. Mattingly
February 25, 1965