The author’s longstanding interest in the life and thought of Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913) is profiled in three ways, through: (1) a brief factual review of its history (2) a discussion of some problems with the way Wallace has been treated over the years, and (3) a consideration of the author’s personal experience with the paranormal, and how this has made him, if not always a full believer, more patient with divergent explanations of the type Wallace was famous for.
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Smith, Charles H., "Alfred Russel Wallace Notes 26: Confessions of a 'Wallace Enthusiast'" (2023). Faculty/Staff Personal Papers. Paper 208.
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