Letter: Darwin's survival

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Sir: Darwin may be the man of the millennium but his ideas leave many questions unsolved.

I like the image of a termite in Africa helping to build an elaborate nest which includes air-conditioning - without architect, foreman or drawings. Or the fact that, while my eyeballs are dragged around by five muscles each, one of these (each) has managed to pass through a hole in my skull and change direction so that the hole functions as a pulley.

It is hard to imagine introductory phases of many phenomena, as when bees dance to convey to other bees the location of nectar-bearing plants. Why should the other bees have understood? Did they have to wait untold generations for that to take place?


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