.Wallace, Alfred Russel
[1823-1913] Naturalist. Co-discoverer with Charles Darwin of the theory of natural selection. Wallace attributed a moment of insight to a fever dream. He wrote up a paper describing the action of natural selection, then sent a copy to Darwin for review and possible publication. Wallace's paper and a letter of Darwin's to Asa Gray were presented to the same meeting of the Linnean Society in 1858. Darwin's publication of "The Origin of Species" in 1859 eclipsed Wallace. Arnold Brackman's "A Delicate Arrangement" (1980) explores this topic in detail, but presses for conclusions unwarranted by the evidence. Discoverer of "Wallace's Line" separating the biota of Asia from Australia.
.Watson, James D.
[1928-] Biochemist. Co-discoverer with Francis Crick of the double helix structure of DNA.
.Watson, Seanna
[?-] T.o. regular, CWACK.
.Watson, Stephen
[?-] T.o. regular, CWACK.
.Webb, Max
[?-] T.o. regular.
.Wegener, Alfred Lothar
[1880-1930] Geologist. Proposed continental drift in 1912. In the 1960's, evidence emerged giving rise to plate tectonics, which vindicated the concept of continental drift, but by a mechanism incompatible with Wegener's proposal.
.Whitcomb, John Clement
[1924-] SciCre-ist. Co-author with Henry Morris of "The Genesis Flood" (1960). (Retired) professor of theology at Grace College.
.Wickramasinghe, Nalin Chandra
[1939-] Mathematician. Co-author with
.Wiener, Matthew P.
[?-] Biologist. T.o. regular. Noted for number and quality of flames, see also the AI Jargon File under weemba. If you wish to avoid being flamed, make sure to spell his name correctly and completely.
.Wilder-Smith, Arthur Ernest
[?-] SciCre-ist. Triple doctorate whose books include "The Creation of Life: A Cybernetic Approach to Evolution" (197?).
.Williams, Tom
[?-] Contributor to talk.origins.
.Willis, Bruce
SciCre- ist. Participant in the Controv echo. His aggressive assertions denying the existence of transitional forms led to the formation of the transitional form challenge, presented to Willis in March, 1994; Willis disappeared from the Controv echo at that time. Probably not the actor of the same name.
.Wilson, Carl
[?-] Evolution Echo regular.
.Wise, Kurt
[?-] Paleontologist, SciCre-ist. Assistant Professor of Paleontology, adjunct faculty at the ICR. M.S. Univ. of Chicago, Ph.D. Harvard (paleontology). Professor at Bryan College in TN.
.Woodward, Chris
[?-] T.o. regular.
.Wright, David
[?-] Computer scientist. T.o. regular.
.Wright, Sewall
[1889-?] Geneticist.