Fun Fact: Darwin’s Bulldog

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.

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