Louis Agassiz facts for kids
May 28, 1807|
|Died||December 14, 1873
Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of Erlangen-Nuremberg|
|Awards||Wollaston Medal (1836)|
|Author abbrev. (zoology)||Agassiz, Ag., L.Ag., Agass.|
His reputation now is less good, because he fought against the theory of evolution, and held wrong ideas about human races. He thought the different human races were of different origins. This idea is called "polygenism". Darwin's comment at the end is interesting:
- "...when the principle of evolution is generally accepted, as it surely will be before long, the dispute between the monogenists and the polygenists will die a silent and unobserved death".
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