Wallace was the co-discoverer with Charles Darwin of the theory of evolution by natural selection. He later broke with Darwin over the question of teleology.
The evolution of life mimics the evolution of software or other human technology.
“Imagine two science teachers. Mr. Smith expects students simply to memorize and correctly regurgitate.”
Wisnton Ewert has developed a model to explain the pattern of similarities in different organisms which mimics how computer applications inherit software from a diverse range of lower-level modules.
There’s no doubt that the confrontation with Darwinian evolution in the 19th century stole much of the confidence of traditional faith leaders.