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Walter M. Fitch (1929–2011)

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Science  13 May 2011:
Vol. 332, Issue 6031, pp. 804
DOI: 10.1126/science.1207426

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Walter Monroe Fitch, founder of the field of molecular phylogenetics, passed away in Irvine, California, on 10 March at the age of 81. He was active until the time of his death, just finishing a book on the creationism-evolution controversy. He strongly promoted the widespread teaching of evolution.