Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

6-2010

Journal or Book Title

Evolution: Education and Outreach

Volume

3

Issue

2

First Page

141

Last Page

142

DOI

10.1007/s12052-010-0225-1

Abstract

The propagation of misconceptions about the theory of biological evolution must be addressed whenever and wherever they are encountered. The recent article by Paz-y-Mino and Espinoza in this journal contained several such misconceptions, including: that biological evolution explains the origin of life, confusion between biological and cosmological evolution, and the use of the term “Darwinism,” all of which we address here. We argue that science educators, and biology educators particularly, must be aware of these (and other) misconceptions and work to remove them from their classrooms.

Comments

This article is from Evolution: Education and Outreach 3 (2010): 141, doi:10.1007/s12052-010-0225-1. Posted with permission.

Rights

This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Copyright Owner

Justin W. Rice, et al.

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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