Great story. I’m glad to see an old injustice righted. There are echoes in this of Alfred Russel Wallace and his delayed recognition: a statue of him was erected only 10 years ago.

He did, of course, receive some recognition during his lifetime, but was mostly marginalized by Darwin and his ilk, who seem to have preferred their scientists to be male and of a certain social class. Unfortunate in his and Mary Anning’s cases.

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