We can add Andrew Berry to the list of those quick to praise Alfred Wallace on certain matters but equally quick to condemn him on others.
Wallace’s greatest “heresy” was to become, after his co-discovery of natural selection, “godfather” of the modern theory of intelligent design.
Part of his brilliance was in recognizing that an appropriate challenge to the reductionisms of our age required a thoroughly multidisciplinary approach.
With permission from John West and Sarah Chaffee, here is the full text of their interview with staff writer Olga Khazan.
Take a moment to consider the impact of labor on the development of evolutionary theory.