Galapagos Used by Both Sides of Evolution Debate

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Taking Issue

Leaders from various religions share what their faith tells them about the shaping of life. Can those ideas be reconciled with evolution?

Scientists inspired by Charles Darwin's observations about natural selection have long found support for the theory of evolution in the Galapagos Islands. But creationists and proponents of intelligent design also use the Galapagos to advance their view of the origin of species.



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