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While the benefits to a company’s shareholders (as opposed to the advantages in terms of prestige for its management) of corporate sponsorships, charitable giving and the like often escape me this is still depressing:


“An exhibition celebrating the life of Charles Darwin has failed to find a corporate sponsor because American companies are anxious not to take sides in the heated debate between scientists and fundamentalist Christians over the theory of evolution. The entire $3 million (£1.7 million) cost of Darwin, which opened at the American Museum of Natural History in New York yesterday, is instead being borne by wealthy individuals and private charitable donations.”


As the Derb has said, repeatedly, there is no “debate”, at least in the rational sense of the word.




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