Nothing in Biology Makes Sense Except in the Light of Evolution

@inproceedings{Dobzhansky1973NothingIB,
  title={Nothing in Biology Makes Sense Except in the Light of Evolution},
  author={T. Dobzhansky},
  year={1973}
}
As RECENTLY AS 1966, sheik Abd el Aziz bin Baz asked the king of Saudi Arabia to suppress a heresy that was spreading in his land. Wrote the sheik: "The Holy Koran, the Prophet's teachings, the majority of Islamic scientists, and the actual facts all prove that the sun is running in its orbit ... and that the earth is fixed and stable, spread out by God for his mankind. ... Anyone who professed otherwise would utter a charge of falsehood toward God, the Koran, and the Prophet." The good sheik… Expand
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