If such a break between old colleagues happened now, the results would likely be very different.
One of the untruths told about the modern ID movement is that it has no history to speak of.
Alfred Russel Wallace reasoned his way to affirmation of an “Overruling Intelligence” — intelligent design by another name — at work in the long history of life.
Whether the subject is evolution or climate change, the purpose of accusing someone of “science-denial” is to keep that person in line.
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.