Collected Essays

Collected Essays

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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. In Volume 4, Huxley turns to the issue of faith and science, examining the apparent conflict between theology and evolution.
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  • Paperback | 394 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 22mm | 500g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Worked examples or Exercises
  • 1108040543
  • 9781108040549
  • 2,412,634

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Preface; 1. On the method of Zadig [1880]; 2. The rise and progress of palaeontology [1881]; 3. Lectures on evolution [1876]; 4. The interpreters of Genesis and the interpreters of nature [1885]; 5. Mr. Gladstone and Genesis [1886]; 6. The lights of the church and the light of science [1890]; 7. Hasisadra's adventure [1891]; 8. The evolution of theology: an anthropological study [1886].
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