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    Judge Brybe is offline Junior Member
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    Default Put he other side

    Interested in the meaning of the idiom not to be easily found in Dictionaries.

    Darwin never missed an opportunity to put the other side ...
    (Dawkins. The Ancestor's Tale.)

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    Default Re: Put he other side

    Quote Originally Posted by Judge Brybe View Post
    Interested in the meaning of the idiom not to be easily found in Dictionaries.

    "Darwin never missed an opportunity to put the other side ..."

    (Dawkins. The Ancestor's Tale.)

    Thanx a million.
    Dawkins is discussing the revulsion that some opponents of Darwin felt at the idea of man being closely related to the apes. He says that Darwin liked to regularly point out how, in all sorts of ways, the similarities were many. So, when his opponents were saying that the differences between man and ape were too great to support his theory, Darwin never missed an opportunity to put the other side (of the argument).

    not a teacher

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    Judge Brybe is offline Junior Member
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    Default Re: Put he other side

    Stunned by JMurray's erudition and well-readiness to provide a complete answer )) So this is not an idiom in its own right. Good.

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