I have written many letters to newspapers and magazines

Introduction

Over the years since 1993, I have written many letters to newspapers and magazines about evolution and related scientific issues. Below is a selection of the ones that I have a record of. You can eith…

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2017

Comments: Following a long absence due to a minor stroke, Richard Dawkins returned to public life. The following letter to The Guardian was not published.

Good to see Richard Dawkins being so pro-Fre…

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2015 Extra

Comments: Following my increasing concern, since the 1980s, about Climate Change, I had the following article published in a local Newsletter, but it provoked no response.

Don’t worry about Climate C…

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2015

Comments: After over five blank years, I finally got an abbreviated (by the last sentence) version of the following letter published in The Guardian, and it led to published responses.

Your front-pag…

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2013

In his review of Steve Jones’ “The Serpent’s Promise” (Good book, unnecessary book, 27 April), Steven Shapin says that “Galileo argued that the Bible was to be read allegorically”. Though this does no…

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