Posted: Oct 06, 2017 9:19 pm
by Macdoc
Just a reminder - ToE was a joint effort with Wallace and they published together .... the waves only came later with Darwin's book.

The 1858 Darwin-Wallace paper | The Alfred Russel Wallace Website › Biography of Wallace
10 Jun 2008 - Wallace's annotated copy of the Darwin-Wallace paper on natural selection. pp. ... of inquiry; but neither of them having published his views, though Mr. Darwin ... those of his able correspondent, should together be laid before the public. ..... of some others—powerful wings accompanying weak feet, or great ...


July 1, 1858: Darwin and Wallace Shift the Paradigm

1858: The Linnaean Society of London listens to the reading of a composite paper on how natural selection accounts for the evolution and variety of species. The authors are Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace. Modern biology is born.

Scientists of the time knew that evolution occurred. The fossil record showed evidence of life forms that no longer existed. The question was, how did it occur?

Darwin had been working on his theory since 1837, soon after his epic voyage on the HMS Beagle. The hypermethodical naturalist wanted not only to classify the prodigious variation he had observed, but also to explain how it came to be.

He felt he would need to publish extensive documentation of natural selection to overcome popular resistance to so radical a notion. So he planned a comprehensive, multivolume work to convince scientists and the world.

Darwin was still working on his magnum opus when in June 1858 he received a letter from an English naturalist working in Malaysia. Alfred Russel Wallace was young and brash. When he conceived of natural selection, he didn’t plan a 10-volume lifework. He just dashed off a quick paper on the subject and mailed it to the author of The Voyage of the Beagle, asking him to refer it for publication if it seemed good enough.

Darwin was crestfallen. Was he about to lose credit for two decades of work? Wallace had suggested that Darwin forward the paper to Scottish geologist Charles Lyell. Along with English botanist Joseph Hooker, Lyell was one of a small handful of people Darwin had shown early drafts of his own work on natural selection.

Darwin wrote to Lyell and Hooker, and they arranged for a joint paper to be read at the forthcoming meeting of the Linnaean Society of London. (Founded in 1788 and named for Carl Linnaeus, the Swedish scientist who devised the binomial system of taxonomy, it is the world’s oldest active biological society.)

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The OP reference is just ignorant trash... :nono:

He should be ashamed of promoting it .....of course if he has an agenda ...... :roll: :ask: