Thomas Henry Huxley

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Noun1.Thomas Henry Huxley - English biologist and a leading exponent of Darwin's theory of evolution (1825-1895)Thomas Henry Huxley - English biologist and a leading exponent of Darwin's theory of evolution (1825-1895)
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And many looking to build a more just society, like Anglican Bishop Samuel Wilberforce--such an antagonist of Darwin's that he publically debated Huxley, who called himself Darwin's bulldog, to a packed house of hundreds in 1860--were appalled at what they saw as the political implications of natural selection.
He cites Thomas Huxley, Darwin's Bulldog, as an example of one who espouses a veneer theory, and castigates him for straying from his Darwinian roots.
Thomson recounts the death throes of natural history in the debate at Oxford between Bishop Samuel Wilberforce and Thomas Henry Huxley, Darwin's bulldog.