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Alfred Russel Wallace, Co-Discoverer of Evolution by Natural Selection

$25

with Thomas Hamilton

Calendar Jan 31, 2022 at 1 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Everyone has heard of Darwin’s Theory of Evolution, but it should more properly be called the Wallace-Darwin Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection.  The discovery of Evolution by Natural Selection was announced in London at a meeting of the Linnean Society in 1858 during which papers written by Darwin and Wallace were presented. This course will focus on the life and work of Alfred Russel Wallace.  We will follow this extraordinary man from his childhood in Wales, his travels in the Amazon Basin of Brazil and extensive wanderings in the Malay Archipelago.  We will explore how his experiences in the tropics influenced his thinking and the direction of his life as a scientist, biogeographer, socialist, social critic, and ardent spiritualist.

Thomas Hamilton retired from a 32-year career as an instructor in biology and chemistry, coach and house counselor at Phillips Academy, Andover MA.  He holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, Brown University and Ball State University.

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