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This Great Infographic Breaks Down The Top 5 Misconceptions About Evolution

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Tom Hale

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clockOct 26 2015, 20:54 UTC
3212 Great Infographic Breaks Down The Top 5 Misconceptions About Evolution
Bryan Wright/Flickr. (CC BY-ND 2.0)

Despite being part of the scientific zeitgeist for over 150 years, evolution is still a misunderstood and often muddled concept. 98% of scientists believe that humans have evolved over a long period of time, but evolution still faces a surprising amount of controversy and contention in the world’s culture and politics – such as the notorious issue of teaching evolution in public schools.

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“Oh yeah? Well, if we evolved from monkeys, how come monkeys still exist, huh?” Thanks to this infographic from Caleb Trujillo at Molecular Life Sciences some of the main points of evolconfusion and misunderstanding are explained.

Credit: Caleb Trujillo/Molecular Life Sciences

Main image credit: Bryan Wright/Flickr. (CC BY-ND 2.0)


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