Alfred Russel Wallace, Co-Discoverer of Evolution by Natural Selection
with Thomas Hamilton
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.
Jan 31 - Mar 21st, 2022
Mon for 8 weeks from 1:00 - 3:00 pm
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