In this way, the majority of evolutionary biologists, insofar as they understand the design inference at all, rationalize it away.
Despite the notoriety of Wallace in his own day, he remains a comparatively obscure figure in the history of biology.
This is a field that often has more in common with the interpretation of inkblots in Rorschach tests than with hard science.
Was Alfred Wallace a “crazy” crank? Was he an undisciplined “dilettante” bemused by every fringe belief he encountered?
One reason, he says, is the “relentless” growth of the ID movement, in academia and around the world. This conversation is itself evidence on the latter point.