Wednesday, November 25, 2009

American Museum of Natural History gives a nod to another evolutionary revolutionary

Just as the world marked the sesquicentennial of the publication of Charles Darwin's landmark text On the Origin of Species this week, the American Museum of Natural History in New York City is honoring Darwin's colleague, who also did groundbreaking biological research in the mid-nineteenth century and came to many of the same conclusions. In fact, Alfred Russel Wallace independently conceived the idea of evolution by natural selection, but he is a much lesser-known figure because of Darwin's successful publication of his On the Origin of Species.

The New York Times has a nice article about Wallace's natural history collection cabinet, which is currently on loan to AMNH and is being exhibited in conjunction with their celebration of Origin's anniversary.

Museum Is Displaying Treasures of the Other Evolution Pioneer

Museum Is Displaying Treasures of the Other Evolution Pioneer
Published: November 24, 2009
A piece once owned by Alfred Russel Wallace will be on display at the American Museum of Natural History.

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