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by Hannah Leitheiser

The Reluctant Americans

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The Reluctant Mr. Darwin: An Intimate Portrait of Charles Darwin and the Making of His Theory of Evolution

David Quammen

2007

2019-05-12

"If these polls can be trusted, almost half the American populous chooses to understand the origin of species as though Charles Darwin had never lived."

"the most striking thing about these poll results is not that resistance to evolutionary theory registered so high in one poll or another, but that it remained virtually unchanged in 6 parallel samplings over the course of a generation." - David Quammen, The Reluctant Mr. Darwin: An Intimate Portrait of Charles Darwin and the Making of His Theory of Evolution (2007)

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