Wallace, Alfred Russel

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Wallace, Alfred Russel

(1823–1913) British naturalist who was influenced by the ideas of MALTHUS and LYELL and corresponded with DARWIN about his ideas on natural selection. As a result he wrote a paper with Darwin which was read at the Linnaean Society in 1858, and founded modern evolutionary thought.
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In 1942 Nobel Laureate Ernst Chain wrote explicitly that his discovery (with Florey and Fleming) of penicillin, and the development of bacterial resistance to that antibiotic, owed nothing to Darwin's and Alfred Wallace's evolutionary theories.
In addition to sources previously mentioned (Alfred Wallace, My Life; Slotten, The Heretic in Darwin's Court; and Raby, Alfred Russel Wallace: A Life), readers interested in learning more about the Darwin/Wallace connection might consult Adrian Desmond and James Moore, Darwin (London: Penguin Books, 1991); Arnold C.
De Morgan, on the other hand, found a compatriot in Alfred Wallace. None of these four wants to strip religion out of science or even have science lead religion.
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.
Bruce, a senior lecturer in environmental management, became involved in Buton through Operation Wallacea, named after the 19th Century naturalist Alfred Wallace, which sends students to the island to work with communities on protecting the forest.
In 1858, Charles Darwin and Alfred Wallace jointly submitted a paper on evolution by natural selection to the Linnean Society of London.
Thus chapter two focuses on Bacon's successors William Marsdan and Joseph Banks and the subsequent figures of Thomas Stamford Raffles, James Brooke, Alfred Wallace, Hugh Clifford, and Frank Swettenham, all of whom justified on scientific grounds their panoptical, totalizing view.