To hear a short interview about Wallace by famous British comedian Bill Bailey, which was recorded at the 150th anniversary of the discovery of natural selection event at the Linnean Society on July 1st 2008, click the following link: http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/audio/2008/jul/07/science.weekly.podcast
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This is what I wrote for the home page of this website for the BIG DAY:
"Happy 150th Birthday Natural Selection!!
Time Out magazine ranks the reading of the Darwin and Wallace papers at the Linnean Society on July 1st 1858 as number 1 in a list of "100 London moments that shook the world". To read the article click here.
Roy Davies' book The Darwin Conspiracy is discussed today in the Welsh paper the Western Mail (click HERE to see the article). I am quoted in this article, and just in case my position is unclear to some people, here are my opinions in less ambiguous detail:-
An announcement has just appeared on the Oxford University Press website for the book I co-edited with Charles Smith (click here to see it). It is called Natural Selection and Beyond: The Intellectual Legacy of Alfred Russel Wallace and it will be published towards the end of this year.
On 12 May The Times published an naive and derogatory article about Wallace by biochemist Terence Kealey (to see it click here ). I responded by writing a letter to the editor of The Times, but since they did not publish it, I reproduce it here instead:-