'If ever a scientist didn't get his fair share of the glory, it was Alfred Russel Wallace. Wallace, who co-founded the theory of natural selection with the country gentleman Charles Darwin, led a very different life... ' For the complete article go to Michon Scott's excellent site.
Follow the other links below to learn more about Alfred Russel Wallace.
The Alfred Russel Wallace Page
The Darwin-Wallace 1858 Evolution Paper
The Work In Darwin's Shadow (off site)
Evolution History Lives In a D.C. Dining Room
Joel Achenbach, Washington Post Staff Writer, February 8, 2009; A01
"It was in 1979, in an antiques shop in Arlington, that a young law school graduate named Robert Heggestad noticed a lovely rosewood cabinet parked behind the counter. How much? Six hundred, the shopkeeper said. Sold, Heggestad said. The shopkeeper asked, 'Don't you want to know what's in it?' Heggestad said, 'Not really.'"