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An Accident of History (Audio)

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Darwin was challenged in his own day by the co-discoverer of natural selection. Has that challenge been answered?

Though Darwin beat Alfred Russel Wallace in a race to publish the theory, Wallace challenged the strict materialist conclusions of it. Wallace's descriptions of the same mechanisms were permeated with design and purpose, in contrast to Darwin's insistence on randomness and chance.

Hear Mike Flannery, author of "Alfred Russel Wallace's Theory of Intelligent Evolution" (2009) and "Alfred Russel Wallace: A Rediscovered Life" (2011), reveal this challenge and the surprising history behind it.

"The whole issue of theistic versus a non-theistic approach to evolution was coextensive with the theory of natural selection from the very beginning."

Runtime: Approx. 45 minutes with Q & A


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