Part of his brilliance was in recognizing that an appropriate challenge to the reductionisms of our age required a thoroughly multidisciplinary approach.
He gathered around him people with fresh takes, risk takers, even renegades, scientists who believed that evolution was an incomplete explanation for the patterns of life.
Provine was one of those rare people with a strong viewpoint who is still willing to imagine that there is an opposing view that is worth hearing.
Those of us in the community that seeks to advance the theory of intelligent design live in his presence every day. And we will continue to do so even following his death.
The perpetuation of Darwinian ideology comes at the cost of truly grappling with the profound nature of the question of biological origins.