Collected Essays: Volume 2, Darwiniana

Collected Essays: Volume 2, Darwiniana

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Known as 'Darwin's Bulldog', the biologist Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-95) was a tireless supporter of the evolutionary theories of his friend Charles Darwin. Huxley also made his own significant scientific contributions, and he was influential in the development of science education despite having had only two years of formal schooling. He established his scientific reputation through experiments on aquatic life carried out during a voyage to Australia while working as an assistant surgeon in the Royal Navy; ultimately he became President of the Royal Society (1883-5). Throughout his life Huxley struggled with issues of faith, and he coined the term 'agnostic' to describe his beliefs. This nine-volume collection of Huxley's essays, which he edited and published in 1893-4, demonstrates the wide range of his intellectual interests. Volume 2 examines the criticism and controversy surrounding Darwin's work, and the implications of his ideas on biological science.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1139149210
  • 9781139149211

Table of contents

Preface; 1. The Darwinian hypothesis [1859]; 2. The Origin of Species [1860]; 3. Criticisms on The Origin of Species [1864]; 4. The genealogy of animals [1869]; 5. Mr. Darwin's critics [1871]; 6. Evolution in biology [1878]; 7. The coming of age of The Origin of Species [1880]; 8. Charles Darwin [1882]; 9. The Darwin memorial [1885]; 10. Obituary [1888]; 11. Six lectures to working men 'On our knowledge of the causes of the phenomena of organic nature' [1863].show more

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