Although Wallace was not a Christian, Rev. John Magens Mello’s essay places Wallace’s ideas within a specifically Christian context.
As an alternative to playing “force the data into a Darwinian mold,” readers may wish to take part in a butterfly survey — just for the pleasure and value of getting outdoors and witnessing these delicate champions of biological design up close.
What would surprise Wallace the most were he to be transported to this world 98 years later? At least seven things come to mind.
Our friend and colleague Michael Flannery notes a fascinating letter written by evolutionary theory’s co-discoverer that anticipates the intelligent-design argument in Metamorphosis.
To know how to be a human, you need a source of wisdom that transcends the human.