Wallace was the co-discoverer with Charles Darwin of the theory of evolution by natural selection. He later broke with Darwin over the question of teleology.
Wallace’s formulation of evolution was quite incompatible with Darwin’s. His theory might be called intelligent evolution.
As I asked in a previous post: Why is Alfred Russel Wallace today a comparatively little known figure next to Darwin?
Despite the notoriety of Wallace in his own day, he remains a comparatively obscure figure in the history of biology.
Boodin’s view that science and metaphysics could mutually inform one another was full of promise.