Dr. George Wald seems to be an example of “I’m going to cling to my errors.” He became a professor of biology at Harvard. On page 46 of his 1954 “The Origin of Life” article (Scientific American August: 44-53), he wrote, “Most modern biologists, having reviewed with satisfaction the downfall of the spontaneous generation hypothesis, yet unwilling to accept the alternative belief of special creation, are left with nothing.” (I have a copy of these words in context from the magazine.) In the same article, Dr. Wald wrote, “We tell this story to beginning students of biology as though it represents a triumph of reason over mysticism. In fact it is very nearly the opposite.” He continued, “The reasonable view was to believe in spontaneous generation; the only alternative, to believe in a single, primary act of supernatural creation. There is no third position.” He continued, “For this reason many scientists a century ago chose to regard the belief in spontaneous generation as a ‘philosophical necessity’. It is a symptom of the philosophical poverty of our time that this necessity is no longer appreciated … I think a scientist has no choice but to approach the origin of life through a hypothesis of spontaneous generation.” Thus, Dr. Wald remained an evolutionist, but he also saw that the hypothesis was very weak. I have corresponded with Dr. Wald’s son, Isaac, and have a picture of him with his dad.