An expert on dinosaur fossils will speak at the University of Alabama Thursday night.  It’s part of a lecture series on evolution called ALLELE.  Emory professor Anthony Martin will talk about what dinosaur fossils can teach us about evolution.  He studies what are called trace fossils.

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He doesn’t get as much attention as Charles Darwin.  But the work of Alfred Russel Wallace is perhaps just as important in building evidence for the theory of evolution through natural selection.  A talk Thursday night at the University of Alabama will focus on Wallace’s work.  Dr. James Costa is a biology professor at Western Carolina University.  He helped publish one of Wallace’s field notebooks that he says suggests his discovery wasn’t just an accident, as some have speculated.  He’ll be highlighting that work for his audience.