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Science in Mind

Basic knowledge of Darwin’s theory lost in some classes

Darwin’s theory of evolution is a tenet of modern science, but over the years, attacks from nonscientific circles have framed it in controversy.

In Massachusetts, a biotech and science capital of the world with leading universities and high rates of acceptance of evolution, we have been mostly insulated from the debate. But a new study, published by the journal New England Science Public: Series Evolution suggests that even here, attitudes toward science and evolution have room to grow.

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