The Evolutionist

The Evolutionist

Avi Sirlin / Sep 17, 2019

The Evolutionist The Evolutionist tells the story of one of Britain s most controversial and misunderstood Victorians a man Sir David Attenborough called the most admirable character in the history of science Alfred

  • Title: The Evolutionist
  • Author: Avi Sirlin
  • ISBN: 9781906582531
  • Page: 232
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Evolutionist tells the story of one of Britain s most controversial and misunderstood Victorians, a man Sir David Attenborough called the most admirable character in the history of science Alfred Russel Wallace In 1858, Wallace earned equal credit with Charles Darwin for the discovery of our modern theory of evolution But in an era that pitted science against faThe Evolutionist tells the story of one of Britain s most controversial and misunderstood Victorians, a man Sir David Attenborough called the most admirable character in the history of science Alfred Russel Wallace In 1858, Wallace earned equal credit with Charles Darwin for the discovery of our modern theory of evolution But in an era that pitted science against faith, Wallace boldly declared his belief in both thus clashing headlong with London s scientific elite, including Darwin More than 150 years later, Wallace has become the forgotten father of evolution.Book Description Blurb 1858 The Malay Archipelago In these remote tropics, a young British naturalist, Alfred Wallace, toils in obscurity He collects specimens beetles, moths, ants and birds that sell for pennies apiece in England He also investigates ideas that perplex the world s leading scientific minds, an elite community that spurns him as a mere interloper.One night in his isolated jungle hut, suffering from fever and hallucination, Wallace solves the greatest mystery of the era the origin of species To circulate his discovery, he contacts a distant acquaintance Charles Darwin Unbeknownst to Wallace, Darwin has been secretly penning a near identical version of the same evolutionary theory for twenty years Wallace s fateful decision to confide in Darwin forges a unique bond between the two men Darwin achieves world renown and Wallace earns, if nothing else, widespread grudging respect But then Wallace returns to England and takes up with the spiritualist movement sweeping the nation Devotion to spiritualism launches Wallace into a headlong clash not only with London s scientific establishment, but the man at its very center, Darwin.From oppressive jungle to mid Victorian London, The Evolutionist tells of one man s determination to seek out his own truth It is a story of perseverance and inspiration, science and faith, and ultimately, it is about the resilience of the human heart.

    The Evolutionist Coaching Services the evolutionist space This is a space where The Evolutionists like you can find coaching, intuitive counseling, support, guidance, accountability, and tools to integrate into your life after going through spiritual experiences. Evolutionism Evolutionism describes the belief in the evolution of organisms Its exact meaning has changed over time as the study of evolution has progressed In the th century, it was used to describe the belief that organisms deliberately improved themselves through progressive inherited change orthogenesis. The Evolutionist by Rena Mason Community Reviews The Evolutionist is a classical horror tale its development is slow, and the disintegration of reality doesn t happen overnight It s a gradual process that allows readers to feel our protagonist s struggles while the rest of the people around her rather hollow, two dimensional figures. Evolutionist definition of evolutionist by The Free The Evolutionist brings to life a saga of passion for research, and the sharp divides of money, class, and discrimination The Evolutionist The founder of the Christian faith, Jesus Christ, was no evolutionist. Evolutionist Define Evolutionist at Dictionary adjective Also evolutionistic of or relating to evolution or evolutionists believing in or supporting a theory of evolution, especially in biology. The Evolutionist by Avi Sirlin Sep , The Evolutionist is a triumph of biographical fiction, an utterly convincing character study of one of the most poignant figures in the history of science Alfred Wallace, overshadowed by Darwin as originator of the theory of natural selection. What Is An Evolutionist Philosophy AllAboutPhilosophy What Is An Evolutionist They state that the fossil record and diversity of organisms we see today, along with modern techniques of molecular biology, taxonomy and geology, give evidence for current evolutionary theory They state that scientists have firmly established evolution as an

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    1. The Evolutionist is a triumph of biographical fiction, an utterly convincing character study of one of the most poignant figures in the history of science: Alfred Wallace, overshadowed by Darwin as originator of the theory of natural selection. Wallace’s status as social outsider, beside the more established standing of Darwin and his connections with Lyell and Hooker (the latter represented by the fictitious composite character Newcastle), conspired to deprive him of fuller credit for his acc [...]


    2. A fascinating story in the race for scientific publication and fame, showing the harrowing, lengthy and somewhat pot-luck required to become an eminent scientist. In so many scientific revelations, it is not the work of one person, nor of a team, but a race. This also shows the grim side of discovering the origin of the species over the decades that it took. It's nice to know that it didn't stray too far from the truth and was enlightening, yet sufficiently filled with detail to be entertaining. [...]


    3. The Also-RanThe theory of evolution by natural selection, when proposed at the Linnean Society in 1858, was presented as the joint discovery of Alfred Russel Wallace and Charles Darwin. The world, however, refers to these ideas as "Darwinism," and Wallace is largely forgotten. He himself was willing to give credit to the older man, who had been thinking about the theory for two decades. But it was Wallace's draft of an article for publication, sent from the South Pacific where he had been workin [...]


    4. *NOTE: This is my husband, Seth's review. He is a guest reviewer on my book blog, and is helping me with my NetGalley challenge for the year*Well what can I say about this book? I liked it, that’s for sure. But when I began reading it, I thought it was going to be something entirely different. I blame my predilection for horrible sci-fi on that. I couldn’t help waiting for the inevitable twist you know? Like, for instance in Congo where the apes turn out to be semi-intelligent beings or some [...]


    5. Alfred Wallace was overshadowed by Charles Darwin as the originator of theory of natural selection. He was not “in with the in crowd” but a quiet, self-effacing, humble outsider who never really stood a chance of having his work taken seriously or published. Wallace was actually is own worst enemy as he didn't have the drive, personality or ambition to see his theories brought to the public's attention. His modesty and humility, as well as being born in the wrong place, were his downfall.Thi [...]


    6. “Speothos venaticus a jungle dog,” Alfred Wallace informs bewildered sailors gathered around him, on the traits of the webbed feet canine, and several other animals that lay in a caged menagerie on the deck of the sailing ship Helen. These specimens, although much depleted, were acquired by Wallace during his stay in Brazil from 1848 to 1852, and he was returning home to England, expecting fame and fortune from their exhibition and sale. Unfortunately, Helen catches fire in mid-Atlantic and [...]


    7. I was excited to read this book, it is set in a time when the scientific community was just starting to prove their worth to society. The characters that feature are well known and distinguished. Most importantly it deals with one of the most famous examples of multiple independent discovery. Like other examples of this phenomena, the discovery of oxygen or structure of DNA, this story is marked with adventure, adversity and betrayal. The best parts of this book are the descriptions of the world [...]


    8. A well-researched biographical fiction of Alfred R Wallace, one of the originators of the theory of natural selection, who was overshadowed by Darwin. Indonesian school children, however, are familiar with his name as we learn about the "Wallace Line" in geography at school. Reading this novel gave me a glimpse of 19th century England, the scientific community, and Wallace's travel to the and Malay Archipelago (now Indonesia and Malaysia). I'm glad I had the opportunity of meeting the author at [...]


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