huxley huxley  /ˈhəks li/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) English writer; grandson of Thomas Huxley who is remembered mainly for his depiction of a scientifically controlled utopia (1894-1963)
  2. (n) English biologist and a leading exponent of Darwin's theory of evolution (1825-1895)
  3. (n) English physiologist who, with Alan Hodgkin, discovered the role of potassium and sodium ions in the transmission of the nerve impulse (born in 1917)

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  1. It’s legal, and that’s the problem

    After publication in 1949 of his decidedly dystopian novel, "Nineteen Eighty-Four," George Orwell mailed a copy to Aldous Huxley, his onetime professor at Eton College, who was living and working in Southern California. In his response to Orwell, in England, Huxley posited that the...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Victorville Daily Press

  2. '1984', 'Brave New World' book sales spike after government surveillance reports

    This undated file photo shows writer George Orwell, author of '1984.' Sales for such dystopian classics as George Orwell's '1984' and Aldous Huxley's 'Brave New World' have been strong since news broke last week that the government had a vast surveillance program of phone and Internet records.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Eaton Rapids Community News

  3. Surveillance reports spark sales of '1984'

    The country's book-buyers are reading up on being watched. Sales for dystopian classics such as George Orwell's "1984" and Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World" have been strong since news ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

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