Category: History

  • Why is Darwin more famous than Wallace? Cultural survival of the fittest

    Why is Darwin is more famous than Wallace? BBC – Why does Charles Darwin eclipse Alfred Russel Wallace? Why Evolution is True – Why is Darwin more famous than Wallace? Essentially it was because of the impact of Origin of Species. With their joint paper, Darwin and Wallace can be thought of a co-proposers of […]


  • Wallace 100 @ NHM

    The introductory posts to this blog has been quite timely – this week the Natural History Museum in London are marking the anniversary of Alfred Wallace’s death with an exhibition of his work and a display of his portrait to be hung right next to his colleague, Charles Darwin. Wallace 100 will open this week […]

  • Lamarck and Buffon – evolutionary heroes in the Jardin des Plantes, Paris

    I recently visited Paris and made a quick trip to the Jardin des Plantes, the site of the Natural History Museum of Paris. Immediately facing you as you enter the park is a statue of Jean-Baptiste Lamarck. Lamarck’s theories are now mostly abandoned, as Darwin and Wallace’s theory of Evolution by Natural Selection has become […]

  • Evolution: What did Darwin, Wallace and Lamarck contribute?

    To start this blog off, a little bit of history. Do you know who Charles Darwin is? How about Alfred Wallace? Jean-Baptiste Lamarck? You’ve probably heard of the first guy. The second, maybe. The third? Perhaps if you’re interested in biology, or French science. All three men are important in the development of evolution by […]