There are several misconceptions circulating about Charles Darwin and his revolutionary ideas and theories in the field of evolution. That's why, in honor of Darwin's birthday last month, ScienceBlogger John Wilkins from Evolving Thoughts took it upon himself to clear things up. In his eight-part series, "Myths about Darwin," Wilkins addresses and debunks claims such as those that paint Darwin as a social Darwinist or Lamarckian and sets the record straight.
Related ScienceBlogs Posts:
- Myth 1: Darwin Did Not Believe in the Reality of Species
Evolving ThoughtsFebruary 10, 2009
- Myth 2: Darwin did not explain the origin of species in The Origin of Species
Evolving ThoughtsFebruary 12, 2009
- Myth 3: Darwin was actually a Lamarckian
Evolving ThoughtsFebruary 16, 2009
- Myth 4: Darwin was a gradualist
Evolving ThoughtsFebruary 19, 2009
- Myth 5: Darwin thought evolution relied on accidents and chance
Evolving ThoughtsFebruary 20, 2009
- Myth 6: Darwin thought everything was due to natural selection
Evolving ThoughtsMarch 4, 2009
- Myth 7: Darwin thought that Australian aborigines were closer to apes than to Europeans
Evolving ThoughtsMarch 1, 2009
In his eight-part series...
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One of them isn't written yet.