Alfred russel wallace if ever a scientist didn't get his fair share of posthumous glory, it was alfred russel wallace wallace co-founded the theory of natural selection with the country gentleman charles darwin, and enjoyed considerable recognition during his lifetime. Alfred russel wallace: a capsule biography charles h smith young alfred's childhood was a happy one, but at times difficult for wallace's book my life) mechanics institute, eventually giving his own lectures there on. Abstract alfred russel wallace, eminent naturalist and codiscoverer of the principle of natural selection, was a major participant in the antivaccination campaigns in late 19th-century england. Travel writer redmond o'hanlon champions the life of naturalist alfred russel wallace. Enjoy the best alfred russel wallace quotes at brainyquote quotations by alfred russel wallace, british scientist, born january 8, 1823 share with your friends. Alfred russel wallace (1823-1913) was a man of many talents - an explorer, collector, naturalist, geographer, anthropologist and political commentator.
This animated short video illustrates the life of alfred russel wallace, who independently formulated the theory of evolution by natural selection at the same time as charles darwin. Biography early life alfred wallace was born in the welsh village of llanbadoc, near usk, monmouthshire he was the seventh of nine children of thomas vere wallace and mary anne greenell. During their lifetimes, alfred russel wallace and charles darwin shared credit and fame for the independent and near-simultaneous discovery of natural selection. Welcome to version two of the alfred russel wallace page, a website dedicated to celebrating the life and work of the english naturalist, evolutionist, and social critic alfred russel wallace (1823-1913) the links to the left connect you to various kinds of information on one of the most fascinating figures in the history of science. Materials on and by the english naturalist and social critic alfred russel wallace (1823-1913), including bibliographies, lists, commentaries, a biography, and the full-text of hundreds of his writings.
This week, culminating november 7 with the 100th anniversary of his death, we're recalling the life of alfred russel wallace in this fascinating clip, our friend the university of alabama historian michael flannery explains how it happened that despite wallace and charles darwin hitting on the. Alfred russel wallace was born in kensington cottage near usk, monmouthshire, england wallace spent the rest of his long life defending and popularising the theory of natural selection and working on a very wide variety of other subjects. Alfred russel wallace: a rediscovered life is a new biography of the co-discoverer of the theory of evolution by natural selection and one of the nineteenth century's most intriguing scientists its provocative thesis is that wallace, in developing his unique brand of evolution, presaged modern intelligent design theory.
Amazoncom: in darwin's shadow: the life and science of alfred russel wallace: a biographical study on the psychology of history (9780199856534): michael shermer: books. This educational website explores the life and ideas of alfred russel wallace, the co-founder with charles darwin of the theory of evolution by natural selection. Alfred wallace would be introduced to the concept of having outlived charles darwin much like darwin, wallace would receive numerous honors throughout his academic life at ninety 1915, a medallion bearing alfred russel wallace's name was unveiled at westminster abbey. The heretic in darwin's court: the life of alfred russel wallace new york: columbia university press 602 alfred wallace, explorer-naturalist boston: little, brown 212 pp hugh-jones, j (1981.
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Virtually unknown today, alfred russel wallace was the co-discoverer of natural selection with charles darwin and an eminent scientist who stood out among his victorian peers as a man of formidable mind and equally outsized personality now michael shermer rescues wallace from the shadow of darwin in this landmark biography. On the centenary of his death, michael a flannery looks back at how alfred russel wallace's take on evolution, which radically reintroduced notions of purpose and design, still speaks to us in a post-darwin world where problems of sentience and of the origin of life remain, some would argue, as intractable as ever. Alfred russel wallace a biographical sketch by john van wyhe alfred russel wallace (1823-1913) came from a rather humble and ordinary background his english father, a solicitor by training, once had property sufficient to generate a gentleman's income of £500 per annum. Get this from a library the heretic in darwin's court : the life of alfred russel wallace [ross a slotten] -- during their lifetimes, wallace and darwin shared credit and fame for the independent and near-simultaneous discovery of natural selection their rivalry, usually amicable but occasionally. This lesson will introduce the reader to the naturalist and humanist alfred russel wallace, exploring his personal life, his career, and his. The past decade has witnessed a substantial number of books and articles on the life and work of alfred russel wallace, codiscoverer (with charles darwin) of the theory of evolution by natural selection.