All posts tagged with Alfred Russel Wallace

Remembering Wallace

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Jerry Coyne has a guest post by Andrew Berry recognizing the history of Alfred Russel Wallace, co-innovator of the concept of natural selection: “A guest pos...

Shipwrecked Wallace

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Jerry Coyne has a guest post today by Andrew Berry, who recounts an episode in the early life of Alfred Russel Wallace: “The most poignant episode in all of ...

Quote: Wallace on the distribution of beauty

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In response to Darwin’s claim that the British aristocracy has been made more beautiful “from pick of women”, Alfred Russel Wallace replied (in a letter to D...

Cabinet of curiosities

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Six hundred dollars was more money twenty years ago, but it was still pretty cheap for a beautiful rosewood specimen cabinet, I’d have thought. It was full o...