Alfred Russel Wallace: The Forgotten Man

This week, culminating November 7 with the 100th anniversary of his death, we’re recalling the life of Alfred Russel Wallace. In this fascinating clip, our friend the University of Alabama historian Michael Flannery explains how it happened that despite Wallace and Charles Darwin hitting on the theory of evolution by natural selection almost simultaneously, Darwin came to be recognized as the father of evolutionary theory while Wallace subsided into undeserved neglect.
Given Wallace’s subsequent turn to proto-intelligent design, imagine if thing had been different at the start and Wallace had received all due credit. For more on Wallace, see here.

David Klinghoffer

Senior Fellow and Editor, Evolution News
David Klinghoffer is a Senior Fellow at Discovery Institute and the editor of Evolution News & Science Today, the daily voice of Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture, reporting on intelligent design, evolution, and the intersection of science and culture. Klinghoffer is also the author of six books, a former senior editor and literary editor at National Review magazine, and has written for the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Seattle Times, Commentary, and other publications. Born in Santa Monica, California, he graduated from Brown University in 1987 with an A.B. magna cum laude in comparative literature and religious studies. David lives near Seattle, Washington, with his wife and children.



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