April 19, 2008

at Saturday, April 19, 2008 Labels: Posted by Billy

New Scientist has a great article debunking 24 common myths about evolution. The article is not only geared toward creationist myths, but also general misinterpretations that are prevalent among society today.

Understanding evolution is important for science because it uncovers new knowledge about genetics and it's important for society so we can explain why we think and act the way we do. We are the only species on this planet with minds capable of beneficially thwarting the process of evolution, so, like it or not, we must be careful with every decision we make.