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Darwin-L Message Log 1:204 (September 1993)

Academic Discussion on the History and Theory of the Historical Sciences

This is one message from the Archives of Darwin-L (1993–1997), a professional discussion group on the history and theory of the historical sciences.

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<1:204>From poneill@itsmail1.hamilton.edu  Fri Sep 24 12:57:03 1993

Date: Fri, 24 Sep 93 13:57:31 -0400
To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu
From: poneill@itsmail1.hamilton.edu (Patricia O'Neill)
Subject: Re: TH & JS Huxley's Romanes lectures

>  TH & JS Lectures entitled EVOLUTION AND ETHICS

Dear Gabriel,
I do not have all of the information you want at my fingertips but the
Romanes lecture was sponsored by and named for George J. Romanes, who was
something of a go-between the religious and scientific positions of the
nineteenth century -- thus Huxley's lecture on "Evolution and Ethics" was
supposed to show that scientists weren't rank materialists. The lectures
are given at Oxford, I think, but I may be wrong about this. Anyway T.H.
Huxley's Autobiography has the background on his invitation to give the
first of these lectures. I would be curious myself to know who will give it
this year.

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