Bittersweet Destiny describes the heroic efforts of naturalists Charles Darwin and Alfred Wallace
to unlock the secrets of evolution.
There's the forthcoming documentary he's preparing about the unsung hero of evolution Alfred Wallace
, the myth that Americans don't get British humour and how he never has a support act as he has too much to share with a crowd as it is.
Weaving together the stories of naturalists Charles Darwin, Joseph Hooker, Thomas Huxley, and Alfred Wallace
, the author shows how these men's scientific discoveries laid the groundwork for the theory of evolution, and how the support of Hooker, Huxley, and Wallace--the "armada" of the book's title--was essential to Darwin's efforts to persuade the scientific community that the theory of evolution was sound science.
She said mima's collection and its reputation had helped to persuade a private collector to give on long term loan to the gallery works by major British artists including Ben Nicholson, Winifred Nicholson, and Alfred Wallace
Neither of these examples mentioned by Windchy is nearly as shocking or shameful as the scholarly swindle perpetrated by Darwin on the work of a third biologist, Alfred Wallace
The selection of individuals runs the gamut from the famous, Alfred Wallace
, to the obscure, Leon Croizat, and is organized roughly in chronological order.
De Morgan, on the other hand, found a compatriot in Alfred Wallace
To be sure there are also rhetorically extravagant (and indefensible) claims in Sarkar's book--such as when he says that the work of Darwin and Alfred Wallace
have "permanently removed divinity from nature" (p.