Julian Huxley

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Huxley in 1964

Julian Huxley (1887–1975) was a British evolutionary biologist and humanist who coined the term "transhumanism". He was the brother of Aldous Huxley, author of Brave New World.[1][2][3]


  1. Bibby, Cyril. "Sir Julian Huxley". Encyclopædia Britannica. "Sir Julian Huxley, in full Sir Julian Sorell Huxley, (born June 22, 1887, London—died Feb. 14, 1975, London), English biologist, philosopher, educator, and author who greatly influenced the modern development of embryology, systematics, and studies of behaviour and evolution. Julian, a grandson of the prominent biologist T.H. Huxley, a brother of novelist Aldous Huxley, and the oldest son of the biographer and man of letters Leonard Huxley, was educated at Eton and Balliol College, Oxford."
  2. Weindling, Paul (1 November 2012). "Julian Huxley and the Continuity of Eugenics in Twentieth-century Britain". Journal of Modern European History. 10 (4): 480–499. "The life and ideas of Julian Sorrell Huxley (1887-1975) represent not only considerable contributions to evolutionary theory but also to eugenic thought and social planning. [...] Their Science of Life coincided with his brother Aldous’ futuristic Brave New World. [...] During the 1930s Huxley took a public stance as an avowed “scientific humanist”, by which he meant that his ethical ideas had a basis in evolutionary theory."
  3. "Julian Huxley". New World Encyclopedia. "Sir Julian Sorell Huxley, Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) (June 22, 1887 – February 14, 1975) was an English evolutionary biologist, author, humanist, and internationalist, known for his popularizations of science in books and lectures. [...] His brother was the writer Aldous Huxley, and his half-brother Andrew Huxley was a great mathematical biologist and Nobel laureate."