Thomas Huxley: Evolution’s High Priest

As humanity entered an era of 'enlightenment', one core group of individuals took over the world’s scientific establishments.

Synoptic in his sweep, Thomas H. Huxley played the most important role in humanity’s intellectual shift from the center of a designed nature, to a passionless cosmos. This new, godless universe, would cement the Huxley family as prophets of a new world of science.

How did the grandfather of Aldous Huxley manage to convince the world of evolution? What role did H.G Wells and science fiction novels play in morphing the image of reality?

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As humanity entered an era of ‘enlightenment’, one core group of individuals took over the world’s scientific establishments.

Synoptic in his sweep, Thomas H. Huxley played the most important role in humanity’s intellectual shift from the center of a designed nature, to a passionless cosmos. This new, godless universe, would cement the Huxley family as prophets of a new world of science.

How did the grandfather of Aldous Huxley manage to convince the world of evolution? What role did H.G Wells and science fiction novels play in morphing the image of reality?

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