Owen, Sir Richard (18041892)

Owen, Sir Richard, celebrated English naturalist and comparative anatomist, born in Lancaster; wrote extensively, especially on comparative anatomy and physiology, in which, as in everything that occupied him, he was an enthusiastic worker, being a disciple of Cuvier; did not oppose, but was careful not to commit himself to, Darwin's evolutionary theories; Carlyle, who had two hours' talk with him once, found him “a man of real ability who could tell him innumerable things” (18041892).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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