Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Origin Of Species Monument
I was at the Natural History Museum over the weekend have not been in this part of Oxford for a good while and I noticed right at the front doors a new monument. Last year was the 150th anniversary of the Charles Darwin's Origin of The Species, and from the inscription on the monument where was a debate in Oxford within six months of this. Thomas Henry Huxley argued in favour of Darwin and Samuel Wilberforce who was the Bishop of Oxford at the time set his case against Darwin's theories. I think we are still debating Darwin's writings today in society.