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T H Huxley
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Born in Ealing, London
Born on 4th of May 1825
Died on 29th of June 1895

Huxley studied medicine, then entered the Royal Navy, soon serving as an assistant surgeon on HMS Rattlesnake during a long tour of duty in the South Seas. His interest in the wider field of biology was fired by this expedition and the specimens collected during it, and within four years of his return Huxley was appointed professor of natural history at the Royal School of Mines. He became a staunch advocate of Darwin’s ideas on evolution (called by some ‘Darwin’s bulldog’), famously saying: ‘I would rather be descended from an ape than a bishop,’ when debating them with Bishop Wilberforce. In his later years he turned to philosophy and theology, describing his personal views with his own term ‘agnostic’.

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