|The Thomas Hunt Morgan Biological Sciences Building at the University of Kentucky.|
But Thomas Hunt Morgan's great contributions to science, and his hometown's affinity for history, have kept his story alive. And an effort is underway to make sure that the story thrives.
A few weeks ago, the Women's Club of Central Kentucky donated its home to the Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation. That home was the childhood home of Dr. Morgan.
An online post by Dr. Tom Kimmerer in September profiled the Lexington buildings connected to Dr. Morgan and set forth an explanation of the import of Dr. Morgan's research: "Morgan is a key figure in modern science not just because of his accomplishments, but because of his underlying skepticism. He did not believe any biological theory unless he could test it. But once he had thoroughly tested it over and over to his own satisfaction, he yielded his skepticism."