“Diversity and doubt produce creativity; we must make room for them,” according to Jerry Ravetz.
One might call the 20th century a “philosopher of the gaps” period, with scientists basking in the headlines and philosophy finding less and less to do.
The passionate focus on evolutionary relationships in biology papers tends to obscure awe at the wonders in life.
The father had sent his son a copy of our book, urging him to read it so the two could discuss the evidence and arguments there.
Wallace’s formulation of evolution was quite incompatible with Darwin’s. His theory might be called intelligent evolution.