By the end of this section, you will be able to:
- Identify common misconceptions about evolution
- Identify common criticisms of evolution
Although the theory of evolution initially generated some controversy, by 20 years after the publication of On the Origin of Species it was almost universally accepted by biologists, particularly younger biologists. Nevertheless, the theory of evolution is a difficult concept and misconceptions about how it works abound. In addition, there are those that reject it as an explanation for the diversity of life.
This website(http://openstaxcollege.org/l/misconception2)addresses some of the main misconceptions associated with the theory of evolution.