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Why Scientists Can’t Reconstruct Darwin's "Tree of Life"

In 2009, the elites at London's Natural History Museum decided to observe Darwin's 200th birthday by commissioning a piece of artwork for the ceiling of an exhibit room. Titled "TREE," the work was inspired by Darwin's famous vision of a grand tree of life. Though BBC radio called the TREE exhibit "The Darwinian Sistine Chapel,"1 it was no religious icon. According an article in Archives of Natural History, TREE "celebrates Darwinian evolutionism" and "secular science and reason."2

The "tree of life" has become the most famous icon representing Darwin's theory of evolution. In fact, it was his only...


is a senior editor of Salvo and is co-founder of the Intelligent Design & Evolution Awareness (IDEA) Center and Program Officer in Public Policy and Legal Affairs at the Discovery Institute.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #27, Winter 2013 Copyright © 2020 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo27/logged-out


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