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Huxley, Sir Julian Sorell

(1887–1975). Gradson of T. H. Huxley*; b. London, Eng.; educ. Oxford; biologist; humanistic philos.; prof. Rice Institute, Texas, 1913–16; senior demonstrator in zoology Oxford 1919–25; prof. King's Coll., London, 1925–27; Fullerian prof. Royal Institution 1926–29; dir. gen. UNESCO 1946–48. Developed theory of evolutionary humanism; its basic postulate “is that mental and spiritual forces—using the term force in a loose and general sense—do have operative effect, and are indeed of decisive importance in the highly practical business of working out human destiny; and that they are not supernatural, not outside man but within him” (Religion without Revelation, chap. 9). Works incl. Religion without Revelation; Toward a New Humanism. See also Humanist Manifesto, A; Humanism. into collective farms in Moravia; arrested in Tirol; burned at stake. See also Mennonite Churches, 3 a.

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