19 March, 2020

Wallace is often depicted as a man of two parts: a logical scientist and a radical dreamer. Wallace’s personality characteristics made him the man he was – intellectually curious, resilient, persistent, self-reliant and he had incurable optimism’ coupled with obstinacy, ruthlessness, self-absorption, and obsessiveness. A perfect combination for a naturalist combing the islands of Indonesia in the 1800s.