The teachings of Thomas Henry Huxley by Irving Wilson VoorheesThe teachings of Thomas Henry Huxley by Irving Wilson Voorhees

The teachings of Thomas Henry Huxley

byIrving Wilson Voorhees

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1907 Excerpt: ... ley at first declined, and then, pressure being brought to bear, consented against his will. This fact is noteworthy considering the jealousies so often found among scientific investigators, and it is not reasonable to suppose that human nature then and now was at all different in this respect. So far we have followed in a very hasty fashion the more important steps in Huxley's life from an infancy and childhood of more or less obscurity till we have found him rising rapidly to a place of authority among scientists of the nineteenth century; and, so far as external evidence goes, oblivious of his prowess and not at all spoiled by a knowledge of his intellectual superiority and the great good fortune attendant upon it. The next and major portion of this essay will have to do with his teachings as exemplified in the several lines of thought toward which his activities were directed. PART II. HIB TEACHINGS. I.! Biological Teachings. ORIGIN OF THE UNIVERSE. A primary requisite of any system of philosophy or religion worthy of recognition is the formation of some definite notion of the beginning of the-world in the cosmos. At best this can be little more than a matter of speculation based upon such evidence as has thus far been furnished by the study of natural phenomena and their development into what we are pleased to call the physical sciences. But the imperfection of such records as evidenced to us through the senses is at once manifest, and consequently these data admit of no end of various interpretations, any one of which it is difficult to overthrow by mere abstract reasoning. Before the era of scientific inquiry Man was content to sit in darkness in reference to his relation to other objects in the universe; and if he thought about the matter at all it...
Title:The teachings of Thomas Henry HuxleyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:20 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217642268

ISBN - 13:9780217642262