Or did you realize you got caught talking out of the side of your mouth and now don't want to address it? The best part is that you actually thought nobody was going to look that 70 year old quote up.A deeply religious man, Conklin was much concerned with the relations between science, ethics, and religion, a subject on which he wrote several books, published numerous magazine articles, and gave many speeches. Conklin believed that scientific evidence of man's animal ancestry need not undermine religious faith or belief in human dignity. ``The real dignity of man,'' he once wrote, ``consists not in his origin but in what he is and in what he may become.'' Perhaps the most conclusive statement of his point of view is found among the last words of his brief, posthumously published ``spiritual autobiography'': ``No one can furnish scientific proof of the existence or nature of a divine plan in the fulfillment of which men may cooperate, but it is evident that such an ideal lends strength and courage to mortal men.''