Date of Award
Union College Only
Bachelor of Arts
darwinism, naturalists, evolution, scientific community, scientists
In the years following the publication of the Origin, two “young and rising naturalists,” Thomas Huxley and Ernst Haeckel, not only applied Darwinian theory to their scientific research, but also wrote widely published works bringing Darwin’s name to public notice. Huxley defended Darwin so rigorously in public debate and writing that he earned the nickname “Darwin’s Bulldog,” pugnaciously taking on all comers, from bishops to scientists. Ernst Haeckel tirelessly publicized Darwin’s work, in his time doing more to bring evolutionary theory to public attention than any other single person, and incorporating it into a philosophy based on science.
Underhill, Ethan J., "The origin of species and scientific popularization" (2010). Honors Theses. 1240.