A whole host of “certified geniuses” have failed to crack the human language problem, and this must count as a blow to Darwinian ideas of evolution.
Marvelously free of racist prejudice, Wallace noted in his fieldwork in far-flung locations that primitive tribes were intellectually the equals of Europeans.
Our brains have actually shrunk by 10 percent over the last 40,000 years, coinciding with spectacular intellectual achievements.
After reading Malthus out of personal interest, it dawned on Darwin how he might usefully appropriate the Malthusian analogy.
Alfred Wallace was arguing his position from simple logic rather than on the authority of revelation from any of the Abrahamic faiths.