1860 Oxford Evolution Debate

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1860 Oxford Evolution Debate. Thomas Henry Huxley 1825-1895 nicknamed Darwins bulldog was championing Charles Darwins revolutionary concept of evolution. There is little evidence to suggest that this was a clash between science and religion.

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We re-present our view of what actually happened. The 1860 Oxford evolution debate took place at the Oxford University Museum in Oxford England on 30 June 1860 seven months after the publication of Charles Darwins On the Origin of Species. The Huxley-Wilberforce debate also known as the 1860 Oxford evolution debate was a series of lectures about the scientific evidence for evolution and whether it could coexist with a literal interpretation of the Bible.

The 1860 Oxford evolution debate took place at the Oxford University Museum in Oxford England on 30 June 1860 seven months after the publication of Charles Darwins On the Origin of Species.

1860 Oxford evolution debate This is what Thomas was more remebered for. The debate in June 1860 had no significant impact on the longer term trends in intellectual thought either in science or theology. Thomas Huxley pictured at left and Bishop Samuel Wilberforce. A record of the entry may be seen at WikipediaRecent additions2008February.