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The Penultimate CuriosityHow Science Swims in the Slipstream of Ultimate Questions$
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Roger Wagner and Andrew Briggs

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780198747956

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747956.001.0001

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A Visit to the Museum

A Visit to the Museum

(p.374) Chapter Forty-Six A Visit to the Museum
The Penultimate Curiosity

Roger Wagner

Andrew Briggs

Oxford University Press

In late June 1860 the British Association for the Advancement of Science held its third meeting in Oxford. Acland was the local secretary of the association and arranged for all the events to be held at the still-unfurnished University Museum. On the afternoon of June 30, Dr Draper was scheduled to deliver his paper and it was understood that the Bishop of Oxford would also speak. This was first time that On the Origin of Species had been debated in a public forum and interest was intense. This chapter details the events that occurred before, during, and after the meeting, which included a dispute between the Bishop and T. H. Huxley, a strong supporter of Darwin.

Keywords:   Henry Acland, religion, science, Draper, University Museum, Origin of Species, Bishop of Oxford

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