Wallace100 – Alfred Russel Wallace, the eclipsed evolutionist

2013 sees the centenary of the death of Alfred Russel Wallace, one of several originators of theories of evolution by natural selection who weren’t called Charles Darwin.
In an attempt to right the wrong of attributing the theory of evolution by natural selection to only one man (Darwin), a number of events are planned during this centenary year to bring Wallace’s name to the fore, allowing him to stand alongside his distinguished contemporary.
Details about the events, under the umbrella title of Wallace100, can be found at Wallace100, the Natural History Museum, London.

I’ve written more about Darwin, Wallace and another forgotten originator of the theory of evolution by natural selection, Patrick Matthew.

The Alfred Russel Wallace caricature below shows Wallace as an ape, in a parody of the famous caricature of Charles Darwin. This image is just a detail of the whole cartoon, which can be seen here:
Alfred Russel Wallace cartoon.

Alferd Russel Wallace cartoon

More information about the great man (Wallace, not Darwin) can be found at the Alfred Russel Wallace Website

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