1860 Oxford Evolution Debate

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1860 Oxford Evolution Debate. The debate in June 1860 had no significant impact on the longer term trends in intellectual thought either in science or theology. Huxleys Debate with WilberforceSetting the record straight.

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Thomas Henry Huxley 1825-1895 nicknamed Darwins bulldog was championing Charles Darwins revolutionary concept of evolution. 1 December 2009 GMT10. Several prominent British scientists and philosophers participated including Thomas Henry Huxley Bishop Samuel Wilberforce Benjamin Brodie Joseph Dalton Hooker and Robert FitzRoy.

Several prominent British scientists and philosophers participated including Thomas Henry Huxley Bishop Samuel Wilberforce Benjamin Brodie Joseph Dalton Hooker and Robert FitzRoy.

June 30 1860 was the date of the much-misrepresented debate between Thomas Huxley and Bishop Samuel Wilberforce at the Oxford University Museum Library. Even before the collections were fully installed or the architectural decorations completed the British Association for the Advancement of Science held its 30th annual meeting to mark the opening of the building then known as the. Thomas Huxley pictured at left and Bishop Samuel Wilberforce. The Great Debate On 30 June 1860 the Oxford University Museum of Natural History hosted a clash of ideologies that has become known as the Huxley-Wilberforce Debate or simply the Great Debate.