See Article History Alternative Title: From his father tried managing a bank in his native Coventry, which left Huxley footloose in the ribbon-weaving city. Fascinated by science and religionhe studied Unitarian works, whose cause-and-effect explanations and denial of the duality of spirit and matter challenged the socially conservative views dominant in natural history and natural theology. The teenager speculated as did radical Dissenters that morality was a cultural product, which left it open to a scientific explanation.
His father gave him a pocket watch in his early teens. At 15, Ford dismantled and reassembled the timepieces of friends and neighbors dozens of times, gaining the reputation of a watch repairman.
His father expected him to eventually take over the family farm, but he despised farm work. He later wrote, "I never had any particular love for the farm—it was the mother on the farm I loved. Inhe returned to Dearborn to work on the family farm, where he became adept at operating the Westinghouse portable steam engine.
He was later hired by Westinghouse to service their steam engines.
After his promotion to Chief Engineer inhe had enough time and money to devote attention to his personal experiments on gasoline engines. These experiments culminated in with the completion of a self-propelled vehicle which he named the Ford Quadricycle.
He test-drove it on June 4. After various test drives, Ford brainstormed ways to improve the Quadricycle. Edison approved of Ford's automobile experimentation.
Encouraged by Edison, Ford designed and built a second vehicle, completing it in Ultimately, the company was not successful and was dissolved in January Harold WillsFord designed, built, and successfully raced a horsepower automobile in October Leland as a consultant; Ford, in response, left the company bearing his name.
Ford received the backing of an old acquaintance, Alexander Y. Malcomsona Detroit-area coal dealer. Ford went to work designing an inexpensive automobile, and the duo leased a factory and contracted with a machine shop owned by John and Horace E.
Fort Myers, FloridaFebruary 11, In response, Malcomson brought in another group of investors and convinced the Dodge Brothers to accept a portion of the new company. Anderson and Horace Rackham. Ford then demonstrated a newly designed car on the ice of Lake St. Clairdriving 1 mile 1.
Convinced by this success, the race driver Barney Oldfieldwho named this new Ford model " " in honor of the fastest locomotive of the day, took the car around the country, making the Ford brand known throughout the United States. Ford also was one of the early backers of the Indianapolis It had the steering wheel on the left, which every other company soon copied.
The entire engine and transmission were enclosed; the four cylinders were cast in a solid block; the suspension used two semi-elliptic springs. The car was very simple to drive, and easy and cheap to repair. Ford's network of local dealers made the car ubiquitous in almost every city in North America.
As independent dealers, the franchises grew rich and publicized not just the Ford but the concept of automobiling; local motor clubs sprang up to help new drivers and to encourage exploring the countryside. Ford was always eager to sell to farmers, who looked on the vehicle as a commercial device to help their business.
Always on the hunt for more efficiency and lower costs, in Ford introduced the moving assembly belts into his plants, which enabled an enormous increase in production. Although Ford is often credited with the idea, contemporary sources indicate that the concept and its development came from employees Clarence AveryPeter E.
MartinCharles E.The “debate” over evolution between T. H. Huxley and Bishop Samuel Wilberforce at the meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science in Oxford is an iconic story in the history of evolution and, indeed, in the history of the conflict between science and religion, second only to Galileo’s troubles with the Vatican.
The astonishing novel Brave New World, originally published in , presents Aldous Huxley's vision of the future -- of a world utterly ph-vs.comh the most efficient scientific and psychological engineering, people are genetically designed to be passive .
Thomas Henry Huxley Thomas Henry Huxley Agnostic views are as old as philosophical skepticism, but the terms agnostic and agnosticism were created by Huxley () to sum up his thoughts on contemporary developments of metaphysics about the "unconditioned" (William Hamilton) and the "unknowable" (Herbert Spencer).
Early Life Thomas Henry Huxley was born on May 4, , in Ealing, Middlesex, England, a village not far from London. The seventh and youngest child of George and Rachel Huxley, he was reared in a family of limited means.
Thomas Henry Huxley, born above a butcher’s shop, was the youngest of the six surviving children of schoolmaster George Huxley and his wife, Rachel. Although Huxley received only two years (–35) of formal education at his father’s declining Ealing School, .
Early life. Henry Ford was born July 30, , on a farm in Greenfield Township, Michigan. His father, William Ford (–), was born in County Cork, Ireland, to a family that was originally from Somerset, England.
His mother, Mary Ford (née Litogot; –), was born in Michigan as the youngest child of Belgian immigrants; her parents died when she was a child and she was adopted.