, who was known as "Darwin's bulldog", engaged with creationists in public debates.
In a heated exchange, Bishop Wilberforce asked Thomas Huxley
whether he was descended from a monkey on his father or mother's side.
Similarly, Mutual Aid was not the product of polemic in the anarchist movement around Nietzsche, but rather, as Kropotkin states in his autobiography, a response to Thomas Huxley
's misuse of Darwin with regard to human society.
Stanley fixates on two intellectual giants of nineteenth century British society: Thomas Huxley
(Darwin's acknowledged agnostic bulldog), and James Clerk Maxwell (the great "evangelical" unifier of electricity and magnetism).
spontaneous generation, Apollo 11's search for clues on the moon, the discovery of DNA by Watson and Crick, the question of life on meteorites, and the work of Van Helmont, Andrew Crosse, Louis Pasteur, Thomas Huxley
, Alexander Oparin, and Stanley Miller, among others.
What is often viewed as the defining moment in that debate was the head-to-head between Thomas Huxley
and Bishop Wilberforce, which took place at the Oxford University Natural History Museum in June 1860.
In the eighteenth century, Charles Darwin, Thomas Huxley
and Ernest Haeckel conclusively demonstrated that humans are not a product of creation but of evolution.
Laloe, using the non-discovery of Bathybius haeckelii (Thomas Huxley
's erroneously identified mineral-organic evolutionary 'missing link') as a case study, examines changes in the design of ships and their apparatus and how these fundamentally altered the role of watercraft as platforms of scientific enquiry.
Three essays under the heading 'Australia expanded' focus on George Bennett, John White, Thomas Watling, Thomas Huxley
, and John Macgillivray.
"Dispelling the darkness" is how Thomas Huxley
, a contemporary of British naturalists Charles Darwin (1809-1882) and Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913), described their independently-developed ideas.
As he skillfully and meticulously reconstructs the social, cultural, and political milieu of Victorian England, he introduces readers to some of the era's key players, including scientists Richard Owen and Thomas Huxley
, explorer Henry Morton Stanley, and, of course, Charles Darwin.
In 1863, Darwin's fellow Brit, Thomas Huxley
, a biologist, wrote "Evidence as to Man's Place in Nature." Unless this was your field of study in college, you may never have heard of Huxley, but you are probably familiar with an illustration --or a parody of that illustration --from the opening pages of Huxley's book.