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I, and doubtless the pigeons in my garden, are a bit worried about the hostility shown to birds (AJ 25.05.06). Charles Darwin kept pigeons and the discussion of their variation under domestication provides a great deal of experimental support for the theory of evolution in The Origin of Species. If pigeons became as extinct as the dodo, Darwin's book would make less sense, the theory of evolution would be less plausible, and Darwin might be forgotten.

Marjorie Kay, Manchester

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