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Back up into the trees


WITHOUT DARWIN, the Galapagos Islands would not be such a tourist magnet. But now, we hear, the manager of a resort on the Galapagos has told a guide not to bring up the topic of evolution, because of complaints, mainly from Americans convinced that Darwin is the devil.

The guide was told that if asked about evolution, he could have a drink with the passenger in the evening and discuss it privately. The passengers should just be told what they wanted to hear. The guide subsequently resigned.

And American tourists in London have also started to complain or hiss when guides mention Darwin while passing the Natural History Museum! Perhaps some of our species are regressing rather than evolving.