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Way to Go, Evolution

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Science named genome sequencing and field research about how evolution works as its number 1 Science breakthrough of 2005:

Colin Norman, news editor of Science, said the choice was based solely on the merits of the research, not the battle over intelligent design.

“I suppose if [that debate] influenced us at all, it was in the realisation that scientists tend to take for granted that evolution underpins modern biology,” he told the BBC News website.

“The arguments about intelligent design just made us a little bit more aware of it.”

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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is a eighteen-year teacher of English, former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate.

His work has appeared in Politico and Rewire.

In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it’s a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.

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