Punch,  43 (1862), 155.

The Cambridge Duet. As Performed Before the British Association



Song, Drollery


Evolution, Animal Development, Darwinism, Anatomy, Providence, Design, Human Development, Zoology, Societies, Controversy

    Describes a confrontation between 'PROFESSOR O.' and 'PROFESSOR H.' (i.e. Richard Owen and Thomas H Huxley) at the Cambridge meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science. Professor O insists that since human brains are 'Made in Providence's Image, / Man must not be called an Ape', while Professor H denies that he is being 'funky' and retorts that 'Man is really but a Monkey, / Save in moral points of view'. They conclude by accusing each other of being a 'drunky' or a 'flunky' for believing, respectively, that man is or is not an ape.

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