Waddya know? It's a tree!

The infamous New Scientist cover
The latest 15 editions of New Scientist, unopened since their stupid Darwin Was Wrong marketing hype.

They're backing up like turds in a poorly maintained sewer. Ever since New Scientist published its stupid and irresponsible Darwin Was Wrong story in the midst of the Darwin bicentenary celebrations, this particular long-term subscriber just hasn't felt like reading the damn rag. And, as with a sewage back-up, I'm not at all sure what to do about it.

Darwin was wrong, you see, because species aren't really related to each other in a tree-like structure.

Meanwhile, the National Center for Biotechnology Information, which has been amassing genetic sequences for three decades, recently published the largest phylogenetic tree ever constructed.

Yes, that's right, a tree.

Do you think someone should tell the poor dupes that they've got it all wrong?

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