Peppered with error

August 15, 2003

Reading Michael Majerus' article on the peppered moth ("A wing and a prayer", THES , August 8) reminded me of a curious fact. Creationists appear to focus on supposed deficiencies in "the theory of evolution". They appear content to ignore the fact that their views are flatly contradicted by a mountain of evidence from a wide range of physical sciences, all of which attests to the vast age and slow development of this planet, and of the rest of the known universe.

Tony Williams
Manchester Metropolitan University

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