Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace: Cofounders of the Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection
with Thomas Hamilton
In the 21st century Wallace’s contributions to science are often overshadowed by Darwin, his more famous contemporary, however, near the end of the 19th century Wallace was probably the most famous scientist in Great Britain. Some authors have described the relationship between Darwin and Wallace as a rivalry, however, they became good friends, and often corresponded. In this course we will follow the life experiences of Darwin and Wallace with a view to how these experiences may have affected their thinking and accomplishments. We will review and compare their respective childhoods, educational opportunities, travels, associates, and stations in Victorian society.
Thomas Hamilton retired after a 32-year career as an instructor in biology and chemistry, coach, department chair and dormitory supervisor at Phillips Academy, Andover MA. He holds advanced degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, Brown University and Ball State University.
Sep 28 - Nov 16th, 2022
Wed for 8 weeks from 1:00 - 3:00 pm
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