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The mad, bad and dangerous theories of Thomas Henry Huxley

8 October 2022

9:00 AM

8 October 2022

9:00 AM

An Intimate History of Evolution: The Huxleys in Nature and Culture Alison Bashford

Allen Lane, pp.560, 25

Racism lies at the heart of the Victorian rewrite of the creation myth. What happened in prehistory, according to Thomas Henry Huxley, Darwin’s representative on Earth, was that while Homo sapiens emerged from its primitive state among the other apes and lemurs, some – Europeans – developed at a faster rate.

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