We can add Andrew Berry to the list of those quick to praise Alfred Wallace on certain matters but equally quick to condemn him on others.
Recently I had the opportunity to see Prague’s famed astronomical clock, the oldest still-working astronomical clock in the world. It is truly phenomenal.
Many remember David Hume as a pioneering freethinker who saw through the superstition and sectarian dogmatism of religion.
If such a break between old colleagues happened now, the results would likely be very different.
Wallace’s formulation of evolution was quite incompatible with Darwin’s. His theory might be called intelligent evolution.