Wallace’s greatest “heresy” was to become, after his co-discovery of natural selection, “godfather” of the modern theory of intelligent design.
Part of his brilliance was in recognizing that an appropriate challenge to the reductionisms of our age required a thoroughly multidisciplinary approach.
Amidst all this chest thumping over neo-Darwinian certainties, doubts are unmistakably on the rise.
Unlike many of his academic colleagues, Lukacs did not stand in awe and wonder of Charles Darwin.
In an excerpt from his new book, Professor Flannery identifies Darwin’s principal failing in developing his theory.