Kathleen Bolling Lowrey examines the intellectual supports of modern evolutionary biology and singles out the weakest among them.
Removing the extraneous material also has the advantage of highlighting the most glaringly muddle-headed portions of Darwin’s thinking.
The stunning beauty of plants and animals arrayed together were, Alfred Wallace believed, "calculated at once to please and to refine mankind."
Alfred Wallace would come to see in human beings something special, unique in the natural world, far and away qualitatively different from anything else in the animal kingdom.
“Naturalists are too apt to imagine, when they cannot discover, a use for everything in nature.”