Who is Huxley?

  • (noun): English writer; grandson of Thomas Huxley who is remembered mainly for his depiction of a scientifically controlled utopia (1894-1963).
    Synonyms: Aldous Huxley, Aldous Leonard Huxley
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Laura Huxley - Life and Career
... Angeles Times, Archera called philosopher and author Aldous Huxley at home, saying that John Huston had promised to finance her proposed documentary film on the Palio di Siena if ... Archera then became close friends with Huxley and his first wife Maria, who died in 1955 ... In 1956, Archera married Huxley ...
Huxley, Alberta - Demographics
... As a designated place in the 2011 Census, Huxley had a population of 85 living in 35 of its 41 total dwellings, a -4.5% change from its 2006 population of 89 ...
Star Riders' Championship - Results
1929-1935 Year 1st 2nd 3rd 1929 (Overseas) Frank Arthur beat Vic Huxley 1929 (Britain) Roger Frogley beat Jack Parker 1930 Vic Huxley beat Frank Arthur 1931 Ray Tauser Vic Huxley Tommy ...
Laura Huxley
... Laura Huxley (née Archera) (November 2, 1911 – December 13, 2007) was an Italian-American musician, author, psychological counselor and lecturer, and the wife ...
Mind At Large
... Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell by Aldous Huxley ... In this book, Huxley explores the idea that the human mind filters reality, partly because handling the details of all of the impressions and images coming in ... Huxley was administered mescaline, and had an interviewer prompt him to comment on various stimuli around him, such as books and flowers ...

More definitions of "Huxley":

  • (noun): English physiologist who, with Alan Hodgkin, discovered the role of potassium and sodium ions in the transmission of the nerve impulse (born in 1917).
    Synonyms: Andrew Huxley, Andrew Fielding Huxley

Famous quotes containing the word huxley:

    You never see animals going through the absurd and often horrible fooleries of magic and religion.... Dogs do not ritually urinate in the hope of persuading heaven to do the same and send down rain. Asses do not bray a liturgy to cloudless skies. Nor do cats attempt, by abstinence from cat’s meat, to wheedle the feline spirits into benevolence. Only man behaves with such gratuitous folly. It is the price he has to pay for being intelligent but not, as yet, quite intelligent enough.
    —Aldous Huxley (1894–1963)

    Make up your mind to act decidedly and take the consequences. No good is ever done in this world by hesitation.
    —Thomas Henry Huxley (1825–95)

    Not only do I disbelieve in the need for compensation, but I believe that the seeking for rewards and punishments out of this life leads men to a ruinous ignorance of the fact that their inevitable rewards and punishments are here.
    —Thomas Henry Huxley (1825–95)