Despite the notoriety of Wallace in his own day, he remains a comparatively obscure figure in the history of biology.
Was Alfred Wallace a “crazy” crank? Was he an undisciplined “dilettante” bemused by every fringe belief he encountered?
If any modern ID proponent fits the Wallacean model it is biologist Michael Behe.
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.
When Wallace broke with Charles Darwin in 1869, it was over the nature of human beings.