EvoS Journal: The Journal of the Evolutionary Studies Consortium
Volume 7, Issue 1, 2015
Evolution as Opinion Versus Fact: A False Dichotomy With True Consequences
Alexander Benjamin Orfinger
Evolution is fundamental to the understanding and contextualization of all of the life sciences. However, widespread public confusion and denial surround evolutionary theory. To better illuminate some of the issues concerning evolutionary misinformation, an abbreviated review of the fundamentals of modern evolutionary theory, a discussion and clarification of prevalent misconceptions therein, and a prominent case study highlighting the importance of basic understanding of evolution are provided. The information here may serve as an introductory piece prior to lectures on the subject of evolution and/or its relation to society.
How to cite this article:
Orfinger, A. B. (2015). Evolution as Opinion Versus Fact: A False Dichotomy With True Consequences. The Journal of the Evolutionary Studies Consortium, 7(1), 13-20.