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The Buzz: Was Darwin “Wrong?”

ScienceBloggers are up in arms about the cover article of New Scientist which boldly proclaims “Darwin was Wrong.” The article, authored by Graham Lawton, explains that occurrences such as horizontal gene transfer and hybridization transform the shape of Darwin’s famous tree into something more like a thicket with criss-crossing branches. But some argue that new information in genetics doesn’t render Darwin’s model obsolete, and, moreover, that the headline is misleading and could be used as a tool for Creationists. “Very few readers will read your article. But everyone will see the cover,” ScienceBlogger Bora from A Blog Around the Clock wrote in a post addressing Lawton.

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