Andrew Dickson White

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Noun1.Andrew Dickson White - United States educator who in 1865 (with Ezra Cornell) founded Cornell University and served as its first president (1832-1918)
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The introductory chapter begins with a short review of the history of the modern "warfare metaphor" and its rhetoric, with reference to such figures as Andrew Dickson White and John W.
Nineteenth-century scientist Asa Grey and preacher Henry Ward Beecher defended Darwin's teaching, but clearly others, such as the secularist Andrew Dickson White, affirmed an incompatibility between science and religion, which for him, was tantamount to superstition.
Like numerous other historians of medieval science, the author attacks the long-standing misconception, first posed by Cornell president Andrew Dickson White, that "presents religion and science as diametrically opposed" and "the Church as deeply hostile to dissection" (21).