Today is the anniversary of Wallace’s public break with Darwin over the issue of teleology in nature.
“Lewis’s narrative mounts a deceptively subtle critique of certain Darwinian ways of understanding the place of humanity within the natural order.”
A theory like Darwin’s that purports to explain all of nature and of life itself cannot be separated from the metaphysical commitments of its founder.
Meredith, a pathologist who teaches literature courses at the University of Chicago, largely dispenses with the science, instead subjecting ID to a critique as theology.
In a symposium in Current Biology, Andrew Berry’s short piece reveals how far we’ve failed to come in understanding Wallace.