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1. Aldous (Leonard) . 1894--1963, British novelist and essayist, noted particularly for his novel Brave New World (1932), depicting a scientifically controlled civilization of human robots
2. his half-brother, Sir Andrew Fielding, born 1917, English biologist: noted for his research into nerve cells and the mechanism by which nerve impulses are transmitted; Nobel prize for physiology or medicine shared with Alan Hodgkin and John Eccles 1963; president of the Royal Society (1980--85)
3. brother of Aldous, Sir Julian (Sorrel). 1887--1975, English biologist; first director-general of UNESCO (1946--48). His works include Essays of a Biologist (1923) and Evolution: the Modern Synthesis (1942)
4. their grandfather, Thomas Henry. 1825--95, English biologist, the leading British exponent of Darwin's theory of evolution; his works include Man's Place in Nature (1863) and Evolution and Ethics (1893)
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