- Al·dous (Leonard) [awl-duh s] /ˈɔl dəs/, 1894–1963, English novelist, essayist, and critic.
- Sir Andrew Fielding,1918–2012, English physiologist: Nobel Prize in Medicine 1963 (half brother of Aldous and Sir Julian Sorell).
- Sir Julian Sor·ell [sor-uh l] /ˈsɒr əl/, 1887–1975, English biologist and writer (brother of Aldous).
- Thomas Henry,1825–95, English biologist and writer (grandfather of Aldous and Sir Julian Sorell Huxley).
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The work of Ortega, Huxley, and the Frankfurt School philosophers gave voice to this fear of homegrown fascism.The Revolt Against the Masses and the Roots of Modern Liberalism
January 26, 2014
The deaths of Lewis and Huxley were mute, private events, only reported in The Times three days later.
Notwithstanding his own loftier goals, it is questionable whether mescaline and LSD gave Huxley the enlightenment he craved.
Huxley, 14 in 1908, had been just settling in at Eton when his mother died.
A devotee, Kreeft gives Lewis the big philosophical guns, and has him trouncing Kennedy and Huxley pretty comprehensively.
Huxley, who was in favour of the emancipation of women, seems to have held this opinion.The Truth About Woman
C. Gasquoine Hartley
And Huxley, in controversy, was no more kind to my sacra than to other people's.A Writer's Recollections (In Two Volumes), Volume II
Mrs. Humphry Ward
Hooker and Huxley (with Mrs. Huxley) were extremely pleasant.
In fact, the work needed an expounder, and it found one in Mr. Huxley.Fragments of science, V. 1-2
There is, however, one small point in which we differ from Mr. Huxley.More Letters of Charles Darwin
- Aldous (Leonard) (ˈɔːldəs). 1894–1963, British novelist and essayist, noted particularly for his novel Brave New World (1932), depicting a scientifically controlled civilization of human robots
- his half-brother, Sir Andrew Fielding, 1917–2012, English biologist: noted for his research into nerve cells and the mechanism by which nerve impulses are transmitted; Nobel prize for physiology or medicine shared with Alan Hodgkin and John Eccles 1963; president of the Royal Society (1980–85)
- brother of Aldous, Sir Julian (Sorrel). 1887–1975, English biologist; first director-general of UNESCO (1946–48). His works include Essays of a Biologist (1923) and Evolution: the Modern Synthesis (1942)
- their grandfather, Thomas Henry. 1825–95, English biologist, the leading British exponent of Darwin's theory of evolution; his works include Man's Place in Nature (1863) and Evolution and Ethics (1893)
Huxley(hŭks′lē)Andrew Fielding Born 1917
- British physiologist. He shared a 1963 Nobel Prize for research on nerve cells.
HuxleyThomas Henry 1825-1895
- British biologist who championed Darwin's theory of evolution. His works include Evidence as to Man's Place in Nature (1863) and Science and Culture (1881).
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