Evolving Attitudes?

Darwin/monkey drawing
The November 28, 2005 issue of Newsweek features Charles Darwin on the cover. I found the following in ‘The Editor’s Desk’ column:

Writing about evolution for this magazine didn’t used to be a dangerous assignment. When Jerry Adler authored a 1982 cover story on the late paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould and his theory of ‘punctuated equilibrium’ no one thought to send him hate mail. But last February, when we published Jerry’s ahead-of-the-curve takeout on ‘intelligent design’ he got heated correspondence from proponents and critics of the theory that evolution is part of God’s plan. And in July, Jerry couldn’t even pen a cover on dinosaurs without being attacked by readers who refuse to accept that the Earth is more than 6,000 years old.

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