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At the New York Times, Olivia Judson pauses before even beginning the soon-to-come celebrations for 150th anniversary of the theory of natural selection and the 200th birthday of Charles Darwin to discuss if Darwin merits such revelry. Darwin was neither the first to posit that evolution occurs, nor was he the first to discuss natural selection, nor was he always right — he did a fair bit of editing in his time.

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