Archive for December 26th, 2011

What we see depends mainly on what we look for…

December 26, 2011

John Lubbock

John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury PC (Privy Councilor), FRS (Fellow of the Royal Society) (30 April 1834 – 28 May 1913), known as Sir John Lubbock, 4th Baronet from 1865 until 1900, was a polymath and Liberal Member of Parliament. He was a banker and worked with his family’s company, but was also involved with entomology, botany, biology, archaeology, and ethnography. He helped establish archaeology as a scientific discipline, and was also influential with nineteenth-century debates concerning evolutionary theory.,_1st_Baron_Avebury