Professor Steve Jones wrote for the London Daily Telegraph recently this splendid short biography of Alfred Russel Wallace and his major contributions to 19th century science.

Fourteen years younger, Alfred Russel Wallace discovered the ideas of natural evolution in the 1850s which Charles Darwin had been working on for thirty years. Alfred Russel Wallace was an immensely clever man. This short biography is well worth reading; so please read on . . . 

Alfred Russel Wallace, the man who pre-empted Darwin

Born: January 8, 1823, Llanbadoc,Wales, GB    

Died: November 7, 1913, Broadstone, Dorset, GB

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