Brooke notes that between 1831-65 forty-one Anglican
clergy held office in the B.A.; between 1866-1900 only three (Brooke, 1991,
50). So it is true that the 1860 Meeting came at a transitional time, but the
transition was not much the dismissal of Christianity by science but the rise
to influence of the professional scientists (of whom Huxley was the first
exemplar) at the expense of the gentleman amateur.
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