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[[Image:Darwin ape.jpg|thumb|right|As "[[Darwinism]]" became widely accepted in the 1870s, good-natured caricatures of him with an [[ape]] or [[monkey]] body symbolised evolution.]] [[Image:Darwin ape.jpg|thumb|right|As "[[Darwinism]]" became widely accepted in the 1870s, good-natured caricatures of him with an [[ape]] or [[monkey]] body symbolised evolution.]]
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-[[Evidence]] of [[common descent]] of living things has been discovered by scientists working in a variety of fields over many years. This evidence has demonstrated and verified the occurrence of [[evolution]] and provided a wealth of information on the natural processes by which the variety and diversity of life on Earth developed. This evidence supports the [[modern evolutionary synthesis]], the current [[scientific theory]] that explains how and why life changes over time. Evolutionary biologists document evidence of [[common descent]]: making testable predictions, testing hypotheses, and developing theories that illustrate and describe its causes.+ 
-== See also ==+"'''Nothing in Biology Makes Sense Except in the Light of Evolution'''" is a 1973 [[essay]] by the [[evolutionary biologist]] and [[Russian Orthodox Church|Russian Orthodox]] [[Christian]] [[Theodosius Dobzhansky]], criticising [[Objections to evolution|anti-evolution]] [[creationism]] and espousing [[theistic evolution]]. The essay was first published in ''[[American Biology Teacher]]'', volume 35, pp. 125–129.
-* [[Nothing in Biology Makes Sense Except in the Light of Evolution]]+ 
 +Dobzhansky first published the title statement, in a slight variation, in a 1964 article in ''American Zoologist'', "Biology, Molecular and Organismic", to assert the importance of organismic biology in response to the challenge of the rising field of [[molecular biology]]. The term "light of evolution"—or ''sub specie evolutionis''—had been used earlier by biologist [[Julian Huxley]].
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"Nothing in Biology Makes Sense Except in the Light of Evolution" is a 1973 essay by the evolutionary biologist and Russian Orthodox Christian Theodosius Dobzhansky, criticising anti-evolution creationism and espousing theistic evolution. The essay was first published in American Biology Teacher, volume 35, pp. 125–129.

Dobzhansky first published the title statement, in a slight variation, in a 1964 article in American Zoologist, "Biology, Molecular and Organismic", to assert the importance of organismic biology in response to the challenge of the rising field of molecular biology. The term "light of evolution"—or sub specie evolutionis—had been used earlier by biologist Julian Huxley.




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