Discovery Institute’s Richard Weikart, George Gilder, and John West were speakers at last month’s FreedomFest at the Paris Resort in Las Vegas.
For those who wish to caricature the theory of intelligent design, Wallace becomes a very inconvenient historical figure.
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 theme of the evening was framed by a question: “Will the Machines Take Over? Human Uniqueness in the Age of Smart Machines.”
It was a turning point in the effort to secure academic freedom for science teachers.