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I have been invited to give the Leicester Secular Society's Annual Darwin Anniversary Lecture 2021.
Today is Alfred Russel Wallace's 198th birthday! Happy Birthday to the co-discoverer of "..arguably the most momentous idea ever to occur to a human mind..." - evolution by natural selection.
Very many congratulations to Bill Bailey for winning Strictly Come Dancing 2020! What an amazing achievement!
By George Beccaloni, December 2020
John van Wyhe, an American-born Darwin scholar based at the University of Singapore, has for many years been the bane of the world's Wallace scholars. The reason for this is that he has steadily been publishing a stream of articles and books 're-interpreting' many decades of careful historical research on Wallace by other scholars and reaching diametrically opposed conclusions to them. His revisionist work would be welcome if it stood up to careful examination, but unfortunately it does not.
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.
Mark Herbert has written an excellent article about Wallace (with very nice pictures!!) called "The man science forgot", for HM Land Registry Weymouth's in-house magazine - CLICK HERE to view it as a pdf.