TRANSL888 IT: Alfred Russel Wallace
from Monmouthshire, was responsible for the theory of evolution and not Charles Darwin according to this controversial documentary.
The discovery of a micro-continent near Mauritius, as reported in April's Worldwatch, adds support to the 19th-century theory of Lemuria, in which Alfred Russel Wallace
tried to explain the widely separated distribution of lemurs in Asia and Madagascar.
After the voyage a letter he received from a young Welsh scientist Alfred Russel Wallace
prompted Darwin to publish his revolutionary book, On the Origins of Species.
Alfred Russel Wallace
from Usk in Monmouthshire, will be hailed as the true father of evolution in the S4C documentary Darwin, y Cymro a'r Cynllwyn (Darwin, the Welshman and the Conspiracy).
Next, while interviewing Dr Elwyn Hughes about Vitamin C, I spied a book he had written about a man called Alfred Russel Wallace
whom I'd never heard of despite my background in science.
McCarthy provides a wonderful portrait of how earlier scientific luminaries--evolutionary theorists such as Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace
, and the 'father of continental drift,' Alfred Wegener--seized upon the distribution of species to shore up their arguments.
In 1848, two young Englishmen, 23-year-old Henry Walter Bates and 25-year-old Alfred Russel Wallace
, arrived at the mouth of the Amazon.
He is credited with inspiring the young David Attenborough his love of nature but Alfred Russel Wallace
is largely unknown.
Join Sir David Attenborough as he shows film footage and describes the various species that so fascinated Alfred Russel Wallace
, the first European to see the spectacular birds of paradise found in the New World.
He is famous funnyman Bill Bailey's favourite scientist and is credited with inspiring the young David Attenborough' s love of nature but Alfred Russel Wallace
is largely unknown.
SIR - Watching Bill Bailey's excellent TV documentary on Alfred Russel Wallace
(the Welsh pioneer of evolutionary theory), it struck me that, as a 1970s school pupil, we were taught nothing about evolution.
In 1845, the 19-year-old Bates met Alfred Russel Wallace
, who was teaching at Leicester's Collegiate School.