“The scales on the wings of a moth,” he said quietly, “have no explanation in Evolution. They belong to Beauty, and Beauty is a spiritual mystery.”
Despite the notoriety of Wallace in his own day, he remains a comparatively obscure figure in the history of biology.
If any modern ID proponent fits the Wallacean model it is biologist Michael Behe.
When Wallace broke with Charles Darwin in 1869, it was over the nature of human beings.
Unlike Darwin, Wallace thought that biology, chemistry, and cosmology proclaimed clear evidence of intelligent design.