Some apparently think so:
Now, in the 200th anniversary of Darwin’s birth, a growing number of academics and amateur historians are rediscovering [Alfred Russell] Wallace. Their efforts are raising debate over exactly what Wallace contributed to the theory of evolution, and what role, if any, the spiritual world plays in certain aspects of natural selection.
Beccaloni, a 41-year-old British evolutionary biologist with London’s Natural History Museum, is on a quest to return Wallace to what he sees as his rightful place in history. He and Fred Langford Edwards, a British artist making an audiovisual project about Wallace, are retracing the scientist’s eight-year trip around Southeast Asia.
“The Darwin industry is what has distorted the whole of history,” Beccaloni said.
Does Wallace deserve greater attention?