Our very first newsletter went out on 160th anniversary of Charles Darwin finally going public with his Theory of Evolution by Means of Natural Selection. As anniversaries go, that’s a biggie…
Voyage in the Malay Archipelago and the discovery of evolution by Wallace and Darwin.
On 14 May 1856, Charles Darwin recorded in his journal that, on the advice of his friend Charles Lyell, after almost 20 years exploring the subject, he had finally begun writing a ‘sketch’ of his ideas on species.
On 7th November 1913, the co-discoverer (with Charles Darwin) of Natural Selection, Alfred Russel Wallace, died, age 90, at his home in Dorset.
On this day in 1858, Darwin and Wallace's joint paper on evolution by means of Natural Selection was read to the Linnean Society.