This year, 2023, marks the bicentennial of the birth of Alfred Russel Wallace, co-founder with Charles Darwin of the theory of evolution by natural selection.
“There is a desire for the theory to be true in spite of the science,” says Cornelius Hunter, “not because of the science.”
Intelligent design would become the most likely hypothesis to abductively explain the data of life’s history.
Incidentally, a few days ago I received a message from my paleobiologist colleague Dr. Ken Towe, a retired senior scientist at the Smithsonian Institution.
The motivation for the brain collection was to document how some people were supposedly lower on the evolutionary ladder than others.