Correcting Misunderstandings of Evolution

Posted February 18, 2009

This is for the inquisitive student (you know who you are!) who wants to get a better understanding of evolution and the theory’s opponents. I think it’s worth sharing, though…

I highly recommend this post on PZ Myer’s blog Pharyngula about the misunderstandings of evolution theory that result from attempts to illustrate it.

The alternative illustration he found is much more convoluted than the standard monkey-to-man image, but I think it gives one a better understanding:

What’s missing in the illustration would fill volumes, but I think it is a clearer picture of the diverging paths from single-cell to jellyfish OR worm OR dog OR monkey OR human.


1 Comment

Alex on February 25th, 2009 at 13:17

Wait… you mean we’re not biologically related to troglodytes? Oh no! I have to retract every evolution statement about that now!

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