Did you realise that the co-discoverer of evolution by natural selection, Alfred Russel Wallace, was considerably more advanced in his understanding of evolutionary processes than his co-author Charles Darwin? That is the conclusion I have reached after studying Wallace's ideas for c. 20 years (some of the reasons for my conclusion are listed HERE). Sadly few, if any, really understand both Wallace's and Darwin's ideas on the subject. This is largely due to certain poorly informed so-called 'Historians of Science' writing the history books. These folk are the modern versions of fireside story tellers with generally no detailed understanding of the scientific theories they write about. Not only should they have training in evolutionary biology before offering their opinions on technical matters, but they should employ the scientific method when analysing historical data - just as paleontologists do. Instead they often resort to yarn spinning, 'arm waving' and 'cherry-picking' when writing their lamentably bad papers and books. Hopefully Darwin was right when he wrote the following in Origin of Species: "Great is the power of steady misrepresentation; but the history of science shows that fortunately this power does not long endure."