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He referred, especially, to the changes exhibited by the successive forerunners of the crocodiles and horses but it has never become clear how much of the modern doctrines of organic evolution he admitted. He contented himself with the bare remark that "the inductive demonstration of the nature and mode of operation of the laws governing life would henceforth be the great aim of the philosophical naturalist.
He was the first director in Natural History Museum in London and his statue was in the main hall there until , when it was replaced with a statue of Darwin.
There is a blue plaque in his honour at Lancaster Royal Grammar School. Owen: the most distinguished vertebrate zoologist and palaeontologist Owen has been described by some as a malicious, dishonest and hateful individual. He has been described in one biography as being a "social experimenter with a penchant for sadism.
Addicted to controversy and driven by arrogance and jealousy".
Deborah Cadbury stated that Owen possessed an "almost fanatical egoism with a callous delight in savaging his critics. He lied for God and for malice". Owen famously credited himself and Georges Cuvier with the discovery of the Iguanodon , completely excluding any credit for the original discoverer of the dinosaur, Gideon Mantell.
This was not the first or last time Owen would falsely claim a discovery as his own. Owen was finally dismissed from the Royal Society's Zoological Council for plagiarism.
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When Mantell suffered an accident that left him permanently crippled, Owen exploited the opportunity by renaming several dinosaurs which had already been named by Mantell, even having the audacity to claim credit for their discovery himself. When Mantell finally died in , an obituary carrying no byline derided Mantell as little more than a mediocre scientist, who brought forth few notable contributions. The president of the Geological Society claimed that it "bespeaks of the lamentable coldness of the heart of the writer".
Owen was subsequently denied the presidency of the society for his repeated and pointed antagonism towards Gideon Mantell. Even more extraordinary was the way Owen ignored the genuine scientific content of Mantell's work. For example, despite the paucity of finds Mantell had worked out that some dinosaurs were bipedal, including Iguanodon. This remarkable insight was totally ignored by Owen, whose instructions for the Crystal Palace models by Waterhouse Hawkins portrayed Iguanodon as grossly overweight and quadrupedal, with its misidentified thumb on its nose.
Mantell did not live to witness the discovery in of articulated skeletons in a Belgium coal-mine that showed Iguanodon was mostly bipedal and in that stance could use its thumb for defence. Owen made no comment or retraction; he never did on any errors he made. Moreover, since the earliest known dinosaurs were bipedal, Mantell's idea was indeed insightful. Despite originally starting out on good terms with Darwin, Owen was highly critical of the Origin in large part because Darwin did not refer much to the previous scientific theories of evolution that had been proposed by people like Chambers and himself, and instead compared the theory of evolution by natural selection with the unscientific theory in the Bible.
Another reason for his criticism of the Origin , some historians claim, was that Owen felt upstaged by Darwin and supporters such as Huxley, and his judgment was clouded by jealousy. Owen in Darwin's opinion was "Spiteful, extremely malignant, clever; the Londoners say he is mad with envy because my book is so talked about".
In the article, Owen was critical of Darwin for not offering many new observations, and heaped praise in the third person upon himself, while being careful not to associate any particular comment with his own name. Owen was also a party to the threat to end government funding of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew botanical collection see Attacks on Hooker and Kew , orchestrated by Acton Smee Ayrton :. It has been suggested by some authors that the portrayal of Owen as a vindictive and treacherous man was fostered and encouraged by his rivals particularly Darwin, Hooker and Huxley and may be somewhat undeserved.
In the first part of his career he was regarded rightly as one of the great scientific figures of the age.
In the second part of his career his reputation slipped. This was not due solely to his underhanded dealings with colleagues; it was also due to serious errors of scientific judgement that were discovered and publicized. A fine example was his decision to classify man in a separate subclass of the Mammalia see Man's place in nature. In this Owen had no supporters at all. Also, his unwillingness to come off the fence concerning evolution became increasingly damaging to his reputation as time went on. Owen continued working after his official retirement at the age of 79, but he never recovered the good opinions he had garnered in his younger days.