• In the laboratory there are no fustian ranks, no brummagem aristocracies; the domain of Science is a republic, and all its citizens are brothers and equals, its princes of Monaco and its stonemasons of Cromarty meeting, barren of man-made gauds and meretricious decorations, upon the one majestic level!

    Mark Twain (2005). “The Devil's Race-Track: Mark Twain's "Great Dark" Writings”, p.174, Univ of California Press