HUXLEY, Thomas Henry


HUXLEY, Thomas Henry
(1825-1895)
   English biologist and AGNOSTIC who was an advocate of scientific training to remedy the intellectual, social, and moral needs of humanity. At Oxford he had a memorable debate with BISHOP William WILBERFORCE on EVOLUTION in 1860. A fierce critic of CHRISTIAN ORTHODOXY, he extolled HUME and attacked not only the idea of MIRACLES, but also the very possibility that we can know anything about the actual teachings of JESUS.

Concise dictionary of Religion. 2012.

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  • Thomas Henry Huxley — (* 4. Mai 1825 in Ealing, Middlesex; † 29. Juni 1895 in Eastbourne) war ein britischer Biologe, Bildungsorganisator und Hauptvertreter des Agnostizismus, dessen Begriff er prägte und durchsetzte. Als einflussreicher Unterstützer des Empirismus… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Thomas Henry Huxley — Huxley en una impresa de Lock Whitfield, Londres 1880 o antes. Nacimiento 4 de mayo, 1825 Ealing (Middle …   Wikipedia Español

  • Thomas Henry Huxley — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Huxley. Thomas Henry Huxley Thomas Henry Huxley (4 mai 1825, Ealing 29 juin …   Wikipédia en Français


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