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Papers on evolution by Charles Darwin and Alfred Wallace read

Papers on evolution by Charles Darwin and Alfred Wallace read

1 July, 1858

The papers on evolution by Charles Darwin and his lesser known contemporary, Alfred Wallace, were read jointly to the Linnean Society in London on 1st July 1858.

Darwin had received a letter from Alfred Wallace a few days back (18th June) detailing a theory of evolution remarkably similar what he had come up with. This had prompted Darwin to publish his own theory. A couple of years later, the famous Oxford evolution debate was held.

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