Silenced Partner by Terry Scambray

Silenced Partner

Alfred Russel Wallace: A Rediscovered Life
by Michael A. Flannery
Discovery Institute Press, 2011
(152 pages, $14.95, paperback)

reviewed by Terry Scambray

In April 1869, as Charles Darwin finished reading an article by Alfred Russel Wallace, he scratched an emphatic “No!!!” in the margin. Wallace, as the co-discoverer of evolution along with Darwin, had written that natural selection could not produce something as complex as the human mind; some other cause, namely, an “Overruling Intelligence” must have played a role.

Why was Darwin upset that Wallace saw limits to the pow . . .