Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Fact of the Day: Darwin's Bulldog

While Charles Darwin had quite the opposition with the theory of evolution, a supporter named Thomas Henry Huxley was so well known for his advocacy that he was nicknamed "Darwin's Bulldog". In 1860 he debated Church of England bishop (and talented public speaker) Samuel Wilberforce at Oxford. Wilberforce mocked him and asked Huxley if he was ashamed to have a "monkey" for an ancestor, for which Huxley responded that he would be more ashamed to be associated with a man who used his great gifts to obscure the truth.

16 comments:

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

I knew this story!
Don't Call Me Fashion Blogger
Facebook
Bloglovin'

Mia Di Domenico said...

Interesting, thanks for sharing :-)

Bisous ♡
BecomingTrendy | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

Bob Bushell said...

Funny.

thebeautifulessence said...

Great answer! :-)
www.thebeautifulessence.com

DWei said...

Rekt.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

LOL quite an awesome response by Mr. Huxley.

Pat Hatt said...

lol way to comeback

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Clever (and funny) answer!

Sakuranko said...

Oh very interesting information, I learn an interesting fact!
xx

Pilar Domínguez said...

Very intelligent answer!He was very inspired. kisses:)

stephen Hayes said...

It bothers me that evolution is still considered by many to be a theory. Once something is proven using the scientific method it is no longer a theory; it's proven science.

Gloria Baker said...

So good Adam!!

Manzanita said...

Well, he did give him a compliment but then took it away.

Moscow Blogger said...

Cool answer))!
http://afinaskaterblogspotcom.blogspot.ru/

Adam said...

well not exactly, it is and always will be a scientific theory meaning a very detailed explanation backed up with evidence.

Most people's concept of the word theory would be called a hypothesis in science.

bj said...

hahhaaa...slapped him right down....:)