Jane Camerini on Alfred Russel Wallace

June 30, 2002

Alfred Russel Wallace is the co-discoverer of the theory of evolution through natural selection, even if Charles Darwin gets all the ink.  Wallace was a great 19th century naturalist and fearless explorer. He was also a spiritualist who saw a divine master plan working itself out through his theory.  Steve Paulson talks about Russell with historian Jane Camerini, editor of “The Alfred Russel Wallace Reader.”  And we hear passages read by actor Paul Boesing.