With this advice, he reveals that he is a devout member of the congregation of Thomas Huxley
's Church Scientific, taking refuge in science as the one true way to answer all the deepest questions concerning human nature and the universe at large.
called himself "Darwin's bulldog," but as we have seen, he did not really believe in Darwin's theory.
Huxley's grandfather was Thomas Huxley
, a biologist and celebrated agnostic who had been a major influence on Charles Darwin.
He cites Thomas Huxley
, Darwin's Bulldog, as an example of one who espouses a veneer theory, and castigates him for straying from his Darwinian roots.
It attracted visitors from all over the globe, among them famous names from the past like Thomas Huxley
, the English biologist who worked with Charles Darwin.
For example, the famous debate at the Oxford meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science in 1860 between 'Darwin's bulldog' Thomas Huxley
and Bishop Wilberforce, 'Soapy Sam', about evolution, was widely commented upon and caricatured, capturing the public imagination.
Consider these quotes from the Huxleys: "Science and literature are not two wings, but two sides of the same thing" (Thomas Huxley
); "No sensible man of science imagines for a moment that the scientific point of view is the only one.
(10.) Paul White, Thomas Huxley
: Making the "Man of Science" (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003).
The crew includes Owen Stanley, the brilliant captain who treats everyone "with petulance and discourtesy" and the surgeon Thomas Huxley
, destined to become the most famous proponent of Darwin's theory of evolution.
A skilful negotiator and, as important, an adept conciliator with luminaries as various as Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Christina Rossetti, Henry Newman, Thomas Huxley
, Matthew Arnold, and Thomas Hardy, Alexander Macmillan was able to create a venue of loose ground rules for writers to express their views freely in his magazine.
Of the relatively advanced educational establishment existing in England during the mid-1800s, Thomas Huxley
(1869*) noted with approbation, "I hear that some colleges have even gone so far as to appoint one, or, maybe, two special tutors for the purpose of putting the facts and principles of physical science before the undergraduate mind."
observed, "Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done whether you like it or not." So, I did the thing I had to do--I took action.