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Wednesday, October 26, 2005

The Descent of (Matthew Chap)man

From The Philadelphia (Pa.) Inquirer of Oct. 26, 2005:

Naturally, he's a chip off the old DNA

By Amy Worden

Inquirer Staff Writer

HARRISBURG - Charles Darwin might not be in the federal courtroom to hear witnesses challenge his theory of evolution.

But his DNA is.

As one of Darwin's most vocal modern-day critics testified in a landmark lawsuit last week, the eminent scientist's great-great-grandson sat six feet away in the jury-box-turned-press box.

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[Matthew] Chapman said he doesn't feel defensive about his ancestry.

"The only time I've felt proud of being descended from Darwin is in opposition to creationists," he said.

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