In Wales we owe Alfred Russell Wallace
a huge debt, far greater than any historical interest in Bishop Usher, ex-of Llandaf Cathedral, who made the calculation that the world was founded in 4004 BC, based on the account of all the "begetting" of all the generations listed in the Old Testament.
De Bruhl provides a lively introduction to the river's history, from the 16th-century exploration of the river by Francisco de Orellana, through the scientific expeditions of Alfred Russell Wallace
and others during the 19th century, up to current efforts to conserve the Amazon basin's biodiversity.
Most of Darwin's colleagues, including Alfred Russell Wallace
, co-discoverer of natural selection, rejected both choice and an aesthetic sense in other animals, preferring natural selection for male "vigor" as an explanation for male traits that attracted female attention.
Phil Gates, a biologist from Durham University, will consider how Alfred Russell Wallace
, who was not as well-connected as Charles Darwin, came to the same conclusions.
Chapter 2 follows Alfred Russell Wallace
through Amazonian and Malaysian jungles, his independent discovery of natural selection, his tracing of the "Wallace Line," and his founding of biogeography.
Darwin was almost pre-empted by Alfred Russell Wallace
who quite independently also saw the origin of new species in the struggle for survival.
He tells of the Bedford Canal swindle in which Alfred Russell Wallace
, co-discoverer of natural selection, defended the round earth, picking up [pounds sterling]500 prize for showing the earth's surface was spherical, but then costing him years of lost reputation and legal expenses.
As the Spiritualist movement gained momentum in the late 19th century, spirit photography became a hotly debated topic, attracting the attention of major intellectual figures, including psychologist William James, scientists Alfred Russell Wallace
and Charles Richet, and author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the latter best known for his tales of Sherlock Holmes.
50) provides a survey of the life of one Alfred Russell Wallace
, who shared fame with Darwin for the independent and near-simultaneous discovery of natural selection.
The Delirium of Alfred Russell Wallace
, 1994/2003, an installation at the Aldrich inspired by Wallace's 1850 malaria-induced revelations in the Malay Archipelago, which Darwin apparently partially cribbed for The Origin of Species, brings together several of Dion's favorite binaries--the individual and the collective; art and science; imperialism and naturalism; nature and culture--in order to show how they are, in fact, inextricably linked.
Alfred Russell Wallace
worked with Darwin on the theory of evolution in the nineteenth century.