Professor Louis Agassiz
Original Author: Unknown
Created: 1870
Medium: Photograph

Professor Louis Agassiz

Louis Agassiz, professsor of natural history and geology at Harvard's Lawrence Scientific School, poses next to a blackboard with chalk drawings to illustrate his scientific points. The famous scientist was known for his opposition to Darwinism and his belief in polygenism, the theory that all races were separate creations—distinct species with differing hierarchical abilities.