Misconceptions about evolution

September 18, 2011

Unfortunately, many people have persistent misconceptions about evolution. Some are simple misunderstandings--ideas that develop in the course of learning about evolution, possibly from school experiences and/or the media. Other misconceptions may stem from purposeful attempts to misrepresent evolution and undermine the public's understanding of this topic.

Browse the lists below to learn about common misconceptions regarding evolution, as well as clarifications of these misconceptions.

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