Thursday March 17th 2011

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Thought for the Day

“It is not who is right,
but what is right,
that is important.”

~ Thomas Henry Huxley
(1825 – 1895)



*Thomas Henry Huxley

Born: 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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