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Why I am not an evolutionist

Despite the impression given by the BBC, all is not well with Darwin’s theory of evolution on this 200th anniversary of his birth.

John Benton

For example, I noticed that Sir David Attenborough’s celebratory TV programme was titled Charles Darwin and the Tree of Life, but at the end of the January New Scientist magazine’s front page headline was ‘Darwin was wrong: cutting down the tree of life’. It reported that the data concerning the perceived connections between living creatures simply does not link together in a Darwinian tree-like fashion.