Wallace broke with Darwin and became, arguably, the founding father of modern intelligent design theory.
Following Darwin, with an assist from Stephen Jay Gould and Richard Lewontin, Ken Miller proposes that human reason, consciousness, etc. are exaptations, or “spandrels.”
I enjoyed Wilson’s book, and I learned a lot from it. But this biography’s most interesting feature is its firm rejection of Darwin’s theory of evolution.
Science is on the move. It is slowly morphing from observing nature to embodying naturalism.
Intellectual discovery is often a matter of rediscovery: reviving insights that were available before but overlooked, forgotten, or neglected.