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Darwin did not believe in species-shortcoming Mayr, Simpson, Dobzhansky- creators of the modern synthesis I. WALLACE BOMBSHELL 1858 On the tendency of varieties to depart indefinitely from the original type Malaria dream gave Wallace the idea, saw organisms dropping out of populations 125,660 species sent back from Wallaces trips, sold specimens to museums to make money Wallace starts with variation, brings in biogeography to look at the distribution of populations, looked at related fossils Wallace’s Law- every species has come into existence coincident in both space and time with pre existing closely allied species**variation, biogeography, fossils Selection the key to evolution Wallace did not believe in sexual selection Did not apply natural selection to human consciousness and behavior Wallace was a spiritualist caused people to not believe a lot of his work J. SOCIAL DARWINISM (SPENCER PG. 400-01) Spencer the first person to view natural and cultural evolution
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