Wednesday December 28th 2011

Thought for the Day

“Try to learn something about everything
and everything about something.”

~ Thomas Henry Huxley
(1825 – 1895)



*Thomas Henry Huxley

Thomas Henry HuxleyBorn: 4 May 1825 Ealing, Middlesex
Died: 29 June 1895 Eastbourne, Sussex

An English biologist, known as “Darwin’s Bulldog” for his advocacy of Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution. Huxley’s famous 1860 debate with Samuel Wilberforce was a key moment in the wider acceptance of evolution, and in his own career. Huxley had been planning to leave Oxford on the previous day, but, after an encounter with Robert Chambers, the author of Vestiges, he changed his mind and decided to join the debate.

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