Campus Units

Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology, Education, School of

Document Type

Letter to the Editor

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 letter is published as Rice, Justin W., Daniel A. Warner, Clint D. Kelly, Michael P. Clough, and James T. Colbert. "The theory of evolution is not an explanation for the origin of life." Evolution: Education and Outreach 3, no. 2 (2010): 141-142. doi: 10.1007/s12052-010-0225-1. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Springer Science+Business Media, LLC

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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