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100 years on: Alfred Russel Wallace, Evolution's Unsung Discoverer
, PhD, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University
Thursday, November 7, 7:00–8:00pm
Remarkably, what is arguably the simplest and most powerful theory in all of science, the theory of evolution by natural selection, was discovered not once but twice. It was developed completely independently by two Victorian scientists, Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace. Today Darwin is famous, the face of evolution, but Wallace is very little known. This talk, on the centenary of Wallace's death, will address three issues.
Why was this theory discovered twice and more or less at the same time?
Who was Wallace and how did he come to the idea?
Why has Wallace been eclipsed by Darwin in the popular imagination?
Overall, this talk is a celebration of Wallace's life and contributions as a visionary scientist, bold adventurer, superb writer, and compassionate campaigner.
Fee Free, but registration requested
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