Wallace’s greatest “heresy” was to become, after his co-discovery of natural selection, “godfather” of the modern theory of intelligent design.
When Phil started talking, his diminutive stature and drab appearance melted away, replaced by a series of powerful arguments sharpened with irony and deadly accurate humor.
One historian says Darwin’s naturalism came first, and “only later did he find a theory to validate his convictions.”
An image offered by Einstein, of the sublimely mysterious library, is sensitive and beautiful.
Dawes and Smith say they’re simply describing (as a “matter of fact”) the history of science.