In this May 2, 2012 photo provided by the Turkana Basin Institute, paleoanthropologist Richard Leakey, left, attends a fundraiser for the Turkana Basin Institute with his friend Paul Simon, who was the guest performer in New York. The Kenyan-born scientist, who serves as a professor at Stony Brook University on New York’s Long Island, just spent a month in New York raising funds for his Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya. Leakey predicts skepticism over evolution will soon be history sometime in the next 15 to 30 years. "If you get to the stage where you can persuade people on the evidence, that it's solid, that we are all African, that color is superficial, that stages of development of culture are all interactive," Leakey says, "then I think we have a chance of a world that will respond better to global challenges." (AP Photo/Ralph R. Smith)

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