All the hyperbole shows the fix is in — Wallace has been made safe for scientism and Darwinian reductionism. The academy can breathe easy.
Alfred Russel Wallace took a journey Darwin could not follow. He went from natural selection to natural theology.
If any modern ID proponent fits the Wallacean model it is biologist Michael Behe.
Although Wallace receded into the deep recesses of my memory, I had what Pasteur called “the prepared mind.”
Was Darwin a Nazi? Of course not. But did his ideas form a causal nexus via Galton to ideas that would be integrated into Nazi policy? Yes.