Man's Place in Nature, 1863

Man's Place in Nature, 1863

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Huxley was one of the first adherents to Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection and advanced its acceptance by scientists and the public. Man's Place in Nature was explicitly directed against Richard Owen, who had claimed that there were distinct differences between human brains and those of apes. Huxley demonstrated that ape and human brains were fundamentally similar in every anatomical detail, thus applying evolution to the human race.... in figure 27) are depicted by Von Baer in his excellent a€œCrania selecta, a€ affords a very admirable example of that kind of skull. ... The profile of the face of the Calmuck is almost vertical, the facial bones being thrown downwards and under the fore part of the skull. ... methods being essentially See an excellent Essay by Mr. Church on the Myology of the Orang, in the Natural History Review, for 1861.

Title:Man's Place in Nature, 1863
Author:David Knight, Thomas Henry Huxley
Publisher:Psychology Press - 2003


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