Was Alfred Wallace a “crazy” crank? Was he an undisciplined “dilettante” bemused by every fringe belief he encountered?
The fossil hominin Homo habilis was described 1964 by Louis Leakey and his colleagues from the 1.9 million year old Olduvai Gorge locality in Tanzania.
As I read through the scientific literature of evolutionary biology to try and convince myself of its accuracy and coherence, I was struck by the frequency with which I encountered “religious” language.
As I asked in a previous post: Why is Alfred Russel Wallace today a comparatively little known figure next to Darwin?
A primary reason why many biologists never question the standard evolutionary model is their very limited training in mathematics.