Alfred Russel Wallace: The Forgotten Man
This week, culminating November 7 with the 100th anniversary of his death, we're recalling the life of Alfred Russel Wallace. In this fascinating clip, our friend the University of Alabama historian Michael Flannery explains how it happened that despite Wallace and Charles Darwin hitting on the theory of evolution by natural selection almost simultaneously, Darwin came to be recognized as the father of evolutionary theory while Wallace subsided into undeserved neglect.
Given Wallace's subsequent turn to proto-intelligent design, imagine if thing had been different at the start and Wallace had received all due credit. For more on Wallace, see here.