For Evolution

Evolution is the "only evidence-based explanation for the epic, wonderful diversity of life on Earth," writes Michael Dixon, the director of the Natural History Museum in London, in an opinion piece at the Guardian.

He adds that he finds it "alarming" that there have been reports from, for instance, Israel and Turkey, that school curriculums are forgoing teaching evolution.

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