Thomas Henry Huxley
#340 Overall Influence

Thomas Henry Huxley

English biologist and comparative anatomist

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Thomas Henry Huxley was an English biologist and anthropologist specialising in comparative anatomy. He is known as "Darwin's Bulldog" for his advocacy of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution.The stories regarding Huxley's famous debate in 1860 with Samuel Wilberforce were a key moment in the wider acceptance of evolution and in his own career, although historians think that the surviving story of the debate is a later fabrication. 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. Wilberforce was coached by Richard Owen, against whom Huxley also debated about whether humans were closely related to apes.

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Imperial College London
Imperial College London

Public research university located in London, United Kingdom

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#21 World Rank
Biology
#125 World Rank
Anthropology
#461 World Rank
Philosophy
#2861 World Rank
Communications

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