Monday, February 12
Maybe They Should Have Called It Wallacism
Anyway, there's some evidence Darwin wasn't the first fellow to think of it, so in my continued contrarian crusade (whatever it is, I'm against it), I declare this Alfred Russel Wallace Day on the Shrine.
...Okay, he did get a little nutty towards the end when he got involved in phreno-Mesmerism and Spiritualism, but we'll overlook that. It was the nineteeth century, and people were screwy then: what can you say about an age that thinks cocaine is good for you and also produced Wagner?