Yet more ill-heath, with slow progress on Darwin’s ‘big book’.
Writing tagged: ‘thomas henry huxley’
Book review: ‘The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, volume 11 • 1863’
Six months of illness, and lots of botany.
Book review: ‘The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, volume 10 • 1862’
Darwin grows in confidence.
Book review: ‘The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, volume 9 • 1861’
Poking around in flowers’ private parts.
Charles Darwin’s note-making system
An exploration of how Darwin kept track of his various notes, enabling him to produce a huge body of work.
Newsletter No. 11: ‘Give that man a medal!’
A contentious gong · loads of links · book recommendations · Alfred Russel Wallace’s missing ‘L‘
Newsletter No. 7: ‘Stirring up the mud’
160 years after Darwin ‘stirred up the mud’, the ‘controversy’ over evolution by means of natural selection was settled long ago, as far as the scientific community is concerned.
Book review: ‘The Ascent of John Tyndall’ by Roland Jackson
A long-overdue biography of the Victorian scientist, mountaineer, and public intellectual.
19-Apr-1882: The death of a hero
After decades of mysterious ailments, and a short, final illness, Charles Darwin died at 4 o’clock in the afternoon of Wednesday 19th April 1882, at Down House, Downe, in Kent.
Are you calling Neanderthal Man an idiot?
Thomas Henry Huxley on Neanderthal Man.
A Daguerreotype of Thomas Henry Huxley taken in 1846.
HMS Rattlesnake Figurehead
Photo of the figurehead from Huxley's ship.