Breaking Evolutionary Biology News

Diligent research by The Friends of Charles Darwin has uncovered this historic photo of Darwin and Wallace–TOGETHER.

“Last week, browsing the History of Science section in one of my favourite second-hand bookshops, I chanced upon a collection of Thomas Henry Huxley’s essays, Darwiniana. I picked it up to examine it, and this fell out…”

Darwiniana was actually authored by American Botanist Asa Gray, so there will have to be some further verification of this photograph before it is accepted as genuine.  The provenance of this tin type seems somewhat suspicious.  However, it does indeed appear to be the two co-discoverers of evolution by means of Natural Selection, Darwin and Wallace, standing side-by-side.  How exciting!

darwin and wallace

Historic, indeed!

BTW, if you’d like to read more about Alfred Russel Wallace, there’s a nice summary at the Berkeley Evolution Web.