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ALFRED RUSSEL WALLACE: On the Tendency of Humans Toward Spiritual Being, Part 1

ALFRED RUSSEL WALLACE: On the Tendency of Humans Toward Spiritual Being, Part 1

First Theory of Natural Selection The works of Alfred Russel Wallace, last reprinted only one hundred years ago, are perhaps as little known to our generation as the noncanonical scriptures of the ancients. His first major essay, "On the tendency of Varieties to depart indefinitely from the Original Type," first appeared – without the [...]

ALFRED RUSSEL WALLACE: On the Tendency of Humans Toward Spiritual Being, Foreword

ALFRED RUSSEL WALLACE: On the Tendency of Humans Toward Spiritual Being, Foreword

  FOREWORD The series of notes collected here under the generic title "On the Tendency of Humans Toward the Spiritual" attempts to expand and develop, in a preliminary manner, the theory of Alfred Russel Wallace on the spiritual origin and nature of the human species. In his own time, the statements Wallace made as a scientist on [...]

The Human Face of Alfred Russel Wallace, Part 1

The Human Face of Alfred Russel Wallace, Part 1

There are two separate and substantial Creations, one of Light and one of Darkness, and man’s life in this transitory world, and this world itself, is an outgrowth of the Worlds of Darkness; man’s changing material fate is a miscarriage of his spiritual destiny, a counterfeit of another life in the immortal Worlds of Light. This is one of the [...]

The Modesty of Alfred Russel Wallace

The Modesty of Alfred Russel Wallace

THE PROTAGONIST:  Alfred Russel Wallace was born on January 8, 1823 in the Welsh village of Usk in Monmouthshire, a remote pastoral district of low rents and country food. About the time that Darwin was secretively preparing the journal of his famous Beagle voyage for publication at his Down House estate in Kent, Wallace reached the age of [...]