Alfred Russel Wallace’s natural selection essay of 1858 has been held to frame a greater role for the physical environment in forcing selection regimes than we find in Darwin’s writings, but here that verdict is challenged by a re-examination of both the essay itself, and period usage of the term ‘physical.’
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Smith, Charles H., "Alfred Russel Wallace Notes 25. Wallace and the 'Physical Environment'." (2023). Faculty/Staff Personal Papers. Paper 215.