Take a moment to consider the impact of labor on the development of evolutionary theory.
Alfred Russel Wallace, compared to Charles Darwin, makes a quite plausible candidate for Hollywood heroic treatment.
There’s already an element of the fairy tale in the beguiling Darwinian story of evolution.
Meanwhile the very issue that divided the two founders of modern evolutionary theory — the cognitive capacities of Homo sapiens — remains unresolved by Darwinian mechanisms.
Our friend and colleague Professor Michael Flannery is in Scotland, doing some research on Alfred Russel Wallace at the University of Edinburgh.