Romanes, George John (18481894)

Romanes, George John, naturalist, born at Kingston, Canada; took an honours degree in science at Cambridge; came under the influence of Darwin, whose theory of evolution he advocated and developed in lectures and various works, e. g. “Scientific Evidences of Organic Evolution,” “Mental Evolution in Animals,” “Mental Evolution in Man”; his posthumous “Thoughts on Religion” reveal a marked advance from his early agnosticism towards a belief in Christianity; founded the Romanes Lectures at Oxford (18481894).

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

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Roland de la Platière, Jean Marie
Rollin, Charles
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Romaine, William
Roman Empire, Holy
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Romanes, George John
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Romans
Romans, Epistle to the
Romanticism
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Romford
Romilly, Sir Samuel
Romney, George
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