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Letter: SO tell us, Mr. Hancock, how much.

Byline: Mike Wright

SO tell us, Mr. Hancock, how much of The Origin of Species have you read? All of it? Or just the fragments that get quoted out of context on creationist websites?

Darwin was self-critical (as a good scientist should be) and it is certainly possible, by quoting carefully selected passages out of context, to give the impression that he had 'grave doubts' about evolution: but the dishonesty of such tactics serves merely to underline the weakness of creationist arguments.

The 150 years of advances across the whole spectrum of science have left Darwinism stronger than ever. Lively debate continues over the fine details, but the central core of Darwin's theory is not disputed by any serious biologist, whatever their religious views happen to be.

Mike Wright, Bradestone Road, Nuneaton.
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Mar 11, 2009
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