Humanity, Teleology and Debate: Darwin, Wallace and Lyell on Natural Selection

Intelligent Design The Future show

Summary: On this episode of ID the Future, Michael Flannery, historian of science and emeritus professor from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, discusses Alfred Russel Wallace’s views on humanity, and Lyell’s embrace of this viewpoint (to Darwin’s dismay!). Listen in to learn more about the idea of uniformity, the pro-Darwinian origins of the journal Nature, and professional dissent to evolutionary theory that existed and persisted ever since Darwin. Read Flannery's new book on Wallace, Nature's Prophet, for more!