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Alfred Russel Wallace

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In my solitude I have pondered much on the incomprehensible subjects of space, eternity, life and death.

— Alfred Russel Wallace

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If this is not done, future ages will certainly look back upon us as a people so immersed in the pursuit of wealth as to be blind to higher considerations.

— Alfred Russel Wallace

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As well might it be said that, because we are ignorant of the laws by which metals are produced and trees developed, we cannot know anything of the origin of steamships and railways.

— Alfred Russel Wallace

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But naturalists are now beginning to look beyond this, and to see that there must be some other principle regulating the infinitely varied forms of animal life.

— Alfred Russel Wallace

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Civilisation has ever accompanied emigration and conquest - the conflict of opinion, of religion, or of race.

— Alfred Russel Wallace

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I am thankful I can see much to admire in all religions.

— Alfred Russel Wallace

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I have since wandered among men of many races and many religions.

— Alfred Russel Wallace

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I hold with Henry George, that at the back of every great social evil will be found a great political wrong.

— Alfred Russel Wallace

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In all works on Natural History, we constantly find details of the marvellous adaptation of animals to their food, their habits, and the localities in which they are found.

— Alfred Russel Wallace

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Modification of form is admitted to be a matter of time.

— Alfred Russel Wallace

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Darwin emphasised competition between individuals of the same species to survive and reproduce whereas Wallace emphasised environmental pressures on varieties and species forcing them to become adapted to their local environment. Although Lyell could not agree he urged Darwin to publish to establish priority. The cybernetician and anthropologist Gregory Bateson would observe in the 1970s that though writing it only as an example Wallace had "probably said the most powerful thing that'd been said in the 19th Century".

He is best known for independently conceiving the theory of evolution through natural selection which prompted Charles Darwin to publish his own ideas in On the Origin of Species. Wallace was a prolific author who wrote on both scientific and social issues; his account of his adventures and observations during his explorations in Singapore Indonesia and Malaysia The Malay Archipelago is regarded as probably the best of all journals of scientific exploration publiAlfred Russel Wallaced during the 19th century. Wallace was strongly attracted to unconventional ideas.

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