Wallace’s formulation of evolution was quite incompatible with Darwin’s. His theory might be called intelligent evolution.
“There is intelligence that underlies the evolutionary process. You cannot explain it without that.”
Miller is one of those “settled science” bullies. Here he sets his sights on essayist Marilynne Robinson.
“It’s quite plausible” is treated as equivalent to evidence, eliding the question of how exactly we come to “consciously believe” anything.
Such a position shuts down scientific inquiry absolutely.