Wednesday, January 9, 2008

"Wallace should hang" ?

The New York Times has just published an interesting opinion piece called "Wallace should Hang" by evolutionary biologist and science writer Olivia Judson in recognition of Alfred Russel Wallace. Wallace was an independent 'discoverer' of the process of evolution by natural selection and a founding father of the field of biogeography. He often plays the role of an unsung hero and his contribution to the field seems to be misscharacterized in many settings. He anticipated many of the important issues of and processes of biogeography and was a great thinker although he had some nuances that the story does a good job of presenting. Check out this interesting read!

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