Alfred Russel Wallace : Alfred Wallace : A. R. Wallace :
Russel Wallace : Alfred Russell Wallace (sic)
Comment on "The Widow's Mite" (S616b: 1904)
Editor Charles H. Smith's Note: A short comment appearing in a long anonymous review of The
Widow's Mite, and Other Psychic Phenomena by Isaac K. Funk printed on page 9 of the 13
August 1904 issue of The Advertiser (Adelaide, Australia). To link directly to this page, connect
. . . Dr. Alfred Russel Wallace, as perhaps might have been expected, is much more decided.
Fraud is certainly not a probable solution and coincidence is entirely out of the question. Nor
do I think the theory of sub-conscious self can explain this incident. Sub-conscious self is a
theory only, and not only not proved, but quite as difficult to prove as the action of the spirits, and
more improbable. To me the hypothesis of spirit communication is not only possible, but the only
probable solution. . . .