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.
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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.
By George Beccaloni (March 2020).
My new publication "Portraits Of Alfred Russel Wallace. Version 3." is now available especially for Wallace's 197th birthday today! My catalogue documents and illustrates all known surviving photographs of Wallace, plus all known drawings and paintings of him made during his lifetime. Version 2 proved popular with 550 reads on my ResearchGate site alone.
By George Beccaloni, September 2019