Wednesday, 16 September 2009

ArsTechnica writes an awesome summary of evolution misconceptions

This list of misconceptions about evolution is actually very good for semi-mainstream press. It seems to address a very wide range of arguments that you might hear from illiterate idiots:

"A million years is a lot longer than we think it is"

Of course it is, but this article starts to put into perspective just how long a million years is compared with a single generation

"We wouldn't recognize a key transition while it was happening"

Fantastic to see someone recognise this simple fact: Species are a fairly human-defined thing. Seeing "macro-evolution" is obviously just "micro-evolution" on a grander scale. I.E., EVOLUTION.

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