Alfred Russel Wallace : Alfred Wallace : A. R. Wallace :
Russel Wallace : Alfred Russell Wallace (sic)

 
 
Is Not Convinced of Life on Mars
(S643a: 1907)

 
Editor Charles H. Smith's Note: A story on the Astronomer Royal's doubts on this score, as related to Percival Lowell's view. Printed on page 3 of the 31 August 1907 issue of the New York Times; includes a few words solicited by telegraph from Wallace. To link directly to this page, connect with: http://people.wku.edu/charles.smith/wallace/S643A.htm


    . . . Alfred Russel Wallace, whose essay "Man's Place in the Universe," has given his name to the theory that life exists on earth only, was also asked for his opinion of Lowell's thesis. From his country home in Dorset, Dr. Wallace telegraphs The Times as follows:

    "Lowell's recent observations confirm his last book, published in 1906, but the main facts are unaltered. My own opinions are unchanged. I am preparing for publication a book on all the questions of the climate and habitability of Mars and the probable scientific interpretation of the canals and other natural features." . . .


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