Science: One Against Darwin

Angry, desperately sincere, perfectly aware that the overwhelming weight of opinion was against him, a distinguished 69-year-old zoologist glared at his colleagues, raised his voice, bounced up & down on his heels last week at the British Association for the Advancement of Science convention in Norwich. It was just a century ago that Charles Robert Darwin, cruising in the Beagle, landed on the Galapagos Islands where his theories of organic evolution, transformation of species and natural selection began to take definite shape. Vastly irked last week was Dr. Ernest William MacBride, longtime...

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