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Of apes and ancestors : evolution, Christianity, and the Oxford debate

Author: Ian Hesketh
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In June of 1860, some of Britain's most influential scientific and religious authorities gathered in Oxford to hear a heated debate on the merits of Charles Darwin's recently published Origin of Species. The Bishop of Oxford, "Soapy" Samuel Wilberforce, clashed swords with Darwin's most outspoken supporter, Thomas Henry Huxley. The latter's triumph, amid quips about apes and ancestry, has become a mythologized  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Thomas Henry Huxley; Samuel Wilberforce; Charles Darwin; Thomas Henry Huxley; Samuel Wilberforce; Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin; Samuel Wilberforce; Thomas Henry Huxley; Richard Owen; Joseph Dalton Hooker; Samuel Wilberforce; Charles Darwin; Thomas Henry Huxley; Samuel Wilberforce; Thomas Henry Huxley; Charles Darwin
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Hesketh
ISBN: 9780802092847 0802092845
OCLC Number: 1044197768
Description: viii, 144 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Charles Darwin: historian of natural history --
The struggles of Soapy Sam --
Thomas Henry Huxley and Richard Owen: or, Darwin's bulldog and the queer fish --
Joseph Dalton Hooker and the early history of a great friendship --
The Oxford debate --
Remembering the Oxford debate --
Epilogue: the history of the present.
Responsibility: Ian Hesketh.

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By reconstructing the Oxford debate of 1860 on the merits of Charles Darwin's Origin of Species, and carefully considering the individual perspectives of the main participants, Ian Hesketh argues  Read more...

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'Hesketh does an effective job of summarizing current historical thought on the Oxford debate. Of Apes and Ancestors serves as a welcome primer.' -- Richard Bellon ISIS vol 101:04:10 'Of Apes and Read more...

 
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