Evolution by Natural Selection

Evolution by Natural Selection - Evolution by Natural...

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Evolution by Natural Selection Unlike the upper-class Darwin, Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913) came from a different social class. Wallace spent many years in South America, publishing salvaged notes in Travels on the Amazon and Rio Negro in 1853. In 1854, Wallace left England to study the natural history of Indonesia, where he contracted Malaria. During a fever Wallace managed to write down his ideas on natural selection. In 1858, Charles Darwin received a letter from Wallace, in which Darwin's as-yet- unpublished theory of evolution and adaptation was precisely detailed. Darwin and his colleagues arranged for Wallace's paper to be read at the July 1, 1858 meeting of the Linnean Society, along with a letter on the same subject by Darwin. (Click here for an excellent site covering Darwin and Wallace's paper ). Wallace's paper, published in 1858, was the first to define the role of natural selection in species formation. Darwin rushed to finish his major treatise, On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2011 for the course BIO BSC1010 taught by Professor Gwenhauner during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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