Darwin, Wallace & the role of Plate Tectonics in Evolution

Professor Aubrey Manning describes the role that Darwin contemporary Alfred Russel Wallace (one of the forgotten fathers of modern science) played in realising that species development was not only affected by natural selection but also geographical changes in the earths crust.

Short clip from the opening of the BBC documentary series 'Earth Story'

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Comment by Richard Healy on January 11, 2009 at 8:26am
Earth Story is one of my favourite documentaries.

Guilty confession: I will occasionally watch the dvd just for the sheer pleasure of watching a biologist explore and explain facets of geology.

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