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.
Wallace broke with Darwin and became, arguably, the founding father of modern intelligent design theory.
Mayr worked tirelessly to establish a synthesis bearing the unmistakable stamp of positivism.
Coyne mainly does two things: Make fun of religion, and post pictures of cute cats.