Earlier this month, Michael Flannery and John West discussed the legacy of Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913) on the occasion of his birthday.
Before Darwin, nearly everyone, in every corner of the world, believed in some type of ‘‘intelligent design,” and the majority still do.
What’s remarkable in nature is not so much that nature follows complex patterns, but that it follows any pattern at all.
There was a lot of mysticism and far too many guesses in 19th century. The time has come to modernize his views.