Latest Patrick Matthew Stories
In 1858 Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace presented their paper “On the Origin of Species” to the Linnean Society. The two men had set out the theory of evolution and secured their place in the history books. But 27 years earlier a Scottish landowner and horticulturist, Patrick Matthew, came up with the very same idea of "evolution by natural selection".
Charles Darwin's theory of gradual evolution is not supported by geological history, New York University Geologist Michael Rampino concludes in an essay in the journal Historical Biology.
- A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.