Says our colleague Professor Flannery, “I have little doubt that if Wallace were alive today he would be an ID theorist of the first order.”
One of the greatest naturalists of the 19th century, Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913) co-discovered evolution by natural selection with Charles Darwin.
We hear a lot of talk these days about “following the science.” But science rarely speaks with one unified voice.
It was at Edinburgh University that he first encountered radical philosophical materialism, which laid the philosophical foundation for his work in evolution.
I had what Pasteur called “the prepared mind” to take in what Wallace had to tell me.