Compare And Contrast Wallace And Charles Darwin

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Chase Chamberlin 30 January 2015 Anthropology 102 Alyssa Crittenden Writing Assignment #1 Charles Darwin and Alfred Wallace are to this day considered two of the most influential individuals in the study of Anthropology and Evolutionary Theory throughout history. Throughout their lives both men conducted extensive field research and studies, which in the end would prove the same point about their ideas regarding evolution and Natural Selection. Charles Darwin was born February 12, 1989 and died April 19, 1882. He is known for his travels on the HMS Begal from 1834 to 1836, which he is credited for many significant scientific works on things such as coral reefs and barnacles all of which are still being studied today. The HMS Begal voyage “would prove the opportunity of a lifetime for the budding young naturalist”(Charles Darwin Biography). However, the year 1844 was by far the biggest success for Darwin as this is when he began gathering all his ideas, research specimens and secrets regarding the idea of evolution and his take on…show more content…
He was born January 8, 1823 and died November 17, 1913 and to this day is referred to as the Father of Biogeography and the co-discoverer of the theory of Natural Selection Throughout his explorations “he collected butterflies, other insects, and birds; and he searched for clues to solve the mystery of the origin of plant and animal species” (Camerini, 1). From the study of Natural Selection and Evolution, to the study of life on mars Alfred Russell Wallace was involved in a variety of fields of study throughout his life. His work was similar to that of Darwin in a sense that he theorized almost the exact same idea as Charles Darwin did regarding Evolution and Natural Selection although they were a great distance

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