Friday, July 18, 2008

Misunderstanding evolution

New Scientist magazine published a great series of 24 articles a while ago on the most common misconceptions about evolution. All the pieces are worth reading (and the links are certainly worth following), but my six favorite articles were:
  1. Religion and evolution are incompatible
  2. Evolution violates the second law of thermodynamics
  3. Accepting evolution undermines morality
  4. The theory is wrong because the Bible is 'inerrant'
  5. Half a wing is no use
  6. Evolution cannot be disproved
I'm making the whole series required reading for the Darwinism course I'm teaching this coming semester...

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