ARCHIVE: Annals of an Early Evolutionist

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Science  19 Oct 2001:
Vol. 294, Issue 5542, pp. 483
DOI: 10.1126/science.294.5542.483a

Allergic to controversy, Charles Darwin left the public defense of his theory to supporters such as Thomas Henry Huxley. The articulate and forceful Huxley relished the intellectual combat, dubbing himself “Darwin's bulldog.” Learn more about the largely self-taught scientist who coined the word “agnostic” at The Huxley File, a trove of essays, letters, photos, and other Huxleyana curated by an English professor and a mathematician at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. Huxley expounded on topics as diverse as the ideal school curriculum and whether a frog has a soul, and you'll find nearly 700 of his pieces here. The site also offers helpful backgrounders and responses by Huxley's contemporaries, as well as sketches and photos from his life and scientific travels.

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