“Alfred Russel Wallace: A Rediscovered Life” is a fascinating story of the life, times and work of a man some have dubbed as “the forgotten naturalist”. The provocative thesis of Michael Flannery’s new biography is that Wallace, in developing his unique brand of evolution, presaged modern intelligent design theory. Wallace’s devotion to discovering the truths of nature brought him through a lifetime of research to see genuine design in the natural world. This was Wallace’s ultimate heresy, a heresy that exposed the metaphysical underpinnings of the emerging Darwinian paradigm. A thought provocative read.