Huxley, Thomas Henry


English biologist born in Ealing, Middlesex (1825-1895). While serving in the Navy as an assistant surgeon, Huxley collected and studied marine invertebrates. He was so fierce a proponent of Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection that he earned the nickname "Darwin's Bulldog." Huxley's most famous work is Evidence on Man's Place in Nature, published in 1863, which is the first attempt to apply the concept of evolution to the human race.

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