Understanding Evolution

Understanding Evolution

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Current books on evolutionary theory all seem to take for granted the fact that students find evolution easy to understand when actually, from a psychological perspective, it is a rather counterintuitive idea. Evolutionary theory, like all scientific theories, is a means to understanding the natural world. Understanding Evolution is intended for undergraduate students in the life sciences, biology teachers or anyone wanting a basic introduction to evolutionary theory. Covering core concepts and the structure of evolutionary explanations, it clarifies both what evolution is about and why so many people find it difficult to grasp. The book provides an introduction to the major concepts and conceptual obstacles to understanding evolution, including the development of Darwin's theory, and a detailed presentation of the most important evolutionary concepts. Bridging the gap between the concepts and conceptual obstacles, Understanding Evolution presents evolutionary theory with a clarity and vision students will quickly appreciate.It also explains the diversity of life by describing how species have evolved from ancestral ones through natural processes. Charles Darwin laid the foundations for ... the process as a€œdescent with modification.a€ This phrase still accurately describes the core of evolutionary theory. ... However, Creationism, in any form, does not exhibit the necessary prerequisites for inclusion in the biology curriculum (Sober, 2007; Audi, 2009; Brigandt, 2013). While Creationism is certainly an issue in theanbsp;...


Title:Understanding Evolution
Author: Kostas Kampourakis
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2014-04-03
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