Daily Snippets of what happened on this day in Mormon Church History.
35 years ago today - Mar 5, 1982
BYU zoologist Duane Jeffrey writes to BYU president Jeffrey Holland, "We really can't avoid the topic [of evolution] as it is central to our discipline. We sincerely hope and pray that the day may come when we can speak freely without fear of being misunderstood." The letter is also signed by both department chair Ferron N. Andersen and college dean Bruce N. Smith.