Thomas Huxley

  • Thomas Henry Huxley was born

  • 1860 Oxford evolution debate

    1860 Oxford evolution debate
    This is what Thomas was more remebered for. In this debate Wilberforce supposedly asked Huxley "whether it was through his grandfather or his grandmother that he claimed his descent from a monkey?" Huxley is said to have replied that "He would not be ashamed to have a monkey for his ancestor, but he would be ashamed to be connected with a man who used his great gifts to obscure the truth."
  • Thomas Henry Huxley died