Only Wallace’s postulation of an “Overruling Intelligence” to explain the complexities of humanity and nature has stood the test of time.
We have a lonely hypothesis standing by itself in the center of the room, which no one, including its author, will own as true.
The argument about whales turns on two points: “Population genetics calculations say no,” and “New fossil find throws the series into disarray.”
From crippled fruit flies we move to perhaps the most pervasive icon of them all, the peppered moth.
Imagine there was a pandemic and people found themselves greeting statements from scientists, conveyed by the media, with increasing jaded skepticism.