"One of the 'Evolution Group' named in 1895 by Theodore. S.
Solomons for Herbert Spencer (1820-1903), English
philosopher and evolutionist. (Appalachia 8, no. 1, 1896: 48.)"
Mt. Spencer (12,431 ft.)
Named by T.S. Solomons in 1895
- Peter Browning, Place Names of the Sierra Nevada
"Widely influential, if self-taught British philosopher, a popularizer of
evolutionary theory as far back as 1851. Coined the term 'survival of the
fittest' and popularized the term 'evolution.' Had strong
progressivist leanings, advocating laissez-faire economics in accord with
"social Darwinian" theories that actually had little
to do with natural
selection per se. Like Butler, he opposed Weismann and nearly abandoned
natural selection in the 1890's. A member of the X-Club, and a close friend
of Huxley until a feud in later years."
- Lefalophodon (online)
References to can also be found in these files:
More of Bob's Trip Reports
For more information see these SummitPost pages: Mt. Spencer
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