Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace independently conceived of the idea of evolution by natural selection. Why is Darwin’s name more associated with the theory of natural selection than Alfred Russel Wallace’s is?. Earth & Marine Sciences

Charles Darwin was not only the first to publish the idea of natural selection, he spent almost 20 years researching, experimenting, and building support for the theory. His book, On the Origin of Species, helped convince many scientists that natural selection could cause evolution. Alfred Russel Wallace came up with a similar mechanism for evolution, but Darwin’s arguments were developed in far more detail and supported with mountains of evidence.