By Michael A. Flannery
Some regard him as a heretic, others as simply a inaccurate scientist-turned-spiritualist, nonetheless others as a prescient determine expecting the trendy Gaia speculation. probably Martin Fichman’s word hits closest and so much again and again to the truth—“the elusive Victorian.” Can the genuine Wallace be chanced on? if this is the case, what may well we research in that rediscovery? The provocative thesis of this new biography is that Wallace, in constructing his certain model of evolution, presaged smooth clever layout thought. Wallace’s devotion to gaining knowledge of the truths of nature introduced him via a life of examine to work out real layout within the flora and fauna. This used to be Wallace’s final heresy, a heresy that revealed the metaphysical underpinnings of the rising Darwinian paradigm.
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