We can add Andrew Berry to the list of those quick to praise Alfred Wallace on certain matters but equally quick to condemn him on others.
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.