TITLE

Editorial: Return of the peppered moth

PUB. DATE
December 2007
SOURCE
New Scientist;12/8/2007, Vol. 196 Issue 2633, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The author discusses creationists and evolution using the example of the peppered moth in Great Britain. Creationists used the questions about about the methodology of field research done in the 1950s to discredit the science of evolution. The moth was originally light colored, but became dark, or "melanic," in response to industrial pollution. A seven-year study supports the original findings of the moth changing colors in response to environmental factors.
ACCESSION #
28147471

 

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