Wallace - Iowa State University Bio 211 Wallace Assign 1....

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Iowa State University Bio 211 Wallace Assign 1. Question: Both Darwin and Wallace developed the same theory to account for their interpretations of the data they had observed. How can you account for Wallace’s view that his putting forth the theory of evolution would have been seen as simply an “ingenious speculation” rather than the revolutionary effect of Darwin’s Origin of Species ? Answer: Wallace thought his theory of evolution would only be seen as ingenious speculation rather than having the revolutionary effect Darwin received because not only was Darwin older at the time and had received more respect through his previous books and theories, but he also had been studying that particular idea longer. Wallace knew that since Darwin had been studying the idea longer, he had more information and more ideas made up from his studies. So Wallace respectfully admitted to Darwin being the king of the idea even though he should have received credit for his work too. 2. Question: Data does not tell scientists what to think! What does the above illustrate about the
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This note was uploaded on 09/14/2011 for the course BIO 211 taught by Professor Colbert during the Fall '11 term at Iowa State.

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