The Mysterious Journey of Alfred Russel Wallace

2023 marks the bicentennial of the birth of England’s second-most famous naturalist, Alfred Russel Wallace. A younger contemporary of Charles Darwin, Wallace traveled to even more extreme, far-flung locales, made copious notes of his observations, and independently proposed the theory of biological evolution. So, it would seem his legacy as a pillar of the scientific modern age should have been assured. Not exactly. Never one to worry about appearances, Wallace spent his later years alienating his most ardent supporters with more radical ideas. What happened? Come hear about the journey of Alfred Russel Wallace and how it still echoes today.