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pubOne.info present you this new edition. I HAVE selected to-night the particular subject of Yeast for two reasons- or, rather, I should say for three. In the first place, because it is one of the simplest and the most familiar objects with which we are acquainted. In the second place, because the facts and phenomena which I have to describe are so simple that it is possib ...more
ebook, 29 pages
Published December 3rd 2010 by Pubone.Info
(first published 1874)
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I thought this lecture made for a fantastic read. It was highly readable in its own right, an illuminating insight into the state of scientific thought at the end of the 19th century, and quite effective at demystifying its primary subject.
In 1825, Thomas Henry Huxley was born in England. Huxley coined the term "agnostic" (although George Holyoake also claimed that honor). Huxley defined agnosticism as a method, "the essence of which lies in the rigorous application of a single principle . . . the axiom that every man should be able to give a reason for the faith that is in him." Huxley elaborated: "In matters of the intellect, foll ...moreMore about Thomas Henry Huxley...