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Man's Place in Nature

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Known as "Darwin's Bulldog" for his impassioned defense of evolutionary theory, Thomas Huxley published this, his most famous book, just a few years after Darwin's The Origin of the Species. Unlike Origin, this book focuses on human ancestry and offers a concise, nontechnical survey of the state of mid-nineteenth-century knowledge about primate and human paleontology and e ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published October 22nd 2003 by Dover Publications (first published 1863)
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Tony
Jun 07, 2012 Tony rated it really liked it
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MAN’S PLACE IN NATURE. (1863). Thomas H. Huxley. ****.
First off, you have to recognize that this book is for a certain class of readers. It is aimed at those versed in the natural sciences – especially those who are up on the history of that subject. That aside, the book is one of the basic books on the subject by a man who was a leader in the subject and a close friend and supporter of Charles Darwin. The book is actually a collection of three lectures:
I. On the Natural History of the Man-Lik
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Sep 26, 2007 G0ldil0x rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I actually have a International Science Library printing from January 1863. The binding is a little loose, but book is in fairly good condition.

History is so awesome. Especially when it is about science.
Whitney
Whew. That's a lot of measurements.
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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 ...more
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