Judson Herrick

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In existographies, Charles Judson Herrick (87 BE-5 AE) (1868-1960 ACM) (IQ:#|#) (CR:42) (LH:10) (TL:52), aka “C. Judson Herrick”, was an American evolutionist, biologist, anatomist, neurologist, zoologist, and pathologist, noted for []

Overview

In 1930, Herrick, in his "Humpty Dumpty" speech, given in dedication to the new "social sciences" building of the University of Chicago, stated that modern universities had become houses divided against themselves, with the physical sciences, wherein god has been expelled[1], on one side of the central quadrangle, and the social sciences, humanities, and theological department on the other, wherein god resides in latent form, with egg shell like Humpty Dumpty students sitting precariously on an invisible wall in the middle.[2]

Family

Judson Herrick was the younger brother of Clarence Herrick (1858-1904), whose work he carried forward.

Quotes

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The following are quotes by Herrick:

“When the living body is viewed as a continuously evolving system which never reacts identically to repeated exposure to apparently identical conditions. The act of response alters subsequent responsiveness. This alteration is neither random nor lawless. Creativity is exhibited in some measure by every mechanism. Human freedom of ‘choice’ is not uncaused action. The cause is intrinsic to the situation. The action is not predetermined by an extrinsic causal agent. It is determined at the moment of its exercise.”
— Judson Herrick (1956), The Evolution of Human Nature (pgs. 213, 217) [3]

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References

  1. Year god was disabused from science – Hmolpedia 2020.
  2. (a) Herrick, C. Judson (1930). “Humpty Dumpty and His Great Wall: The Scientific Study of Man and the Humanities” (txt), in: The New Social Science (editor: Leonard R. White) (pgs. 112-22). Chicago, 2012.
    (b) Herrick’s Humpty Dumpty (subdomain) – Hmolpedia 2020.
  3. Herrick, Judson. (1956). The Evolution of Human Nature (pgs. 213, 217). Publisher.

Works

  • Herrick, Judson. (1929). The Thinking Machine: the Natural History of Human Nature (§:Entropy, pg. 46-49) (Arc). Publisher.

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