In a real sense the issue of Wallace’s status is not settled.
Here’s a prediction as we approach the Wallace death centennial.
The co-discoverer of natural selection died on the morning of November 7, 1913, at 90 years of age. It was the end of a remarkable career.
Do I dare use the adjective “progressive”? Wallace was certainly that.
Wallace’s teleological views on nature starkly contrast with those of his materialistic colleague Darwin.