Handy: checklist of common misconceptions about evolution in both popular media and school textbooks

This is an excellent paper, moreover, a much needed paper. Not only does it give a concise introduction to the main issues regarding the science of evolution, it also offers a balanced, non-conflictual perspective on the relation between science and religion. Just one quote:

“All science is non-theistic, by which is meant that it does not entail or require any concept of a god or other super- natural being or force. In fact, science is completely inde- pendent of any ideas about gods or other supernatural beliefs. But science is not anti-theistic: it does not deny such beings or forces, any more than it accepts them (or leprechauns or unicorns), because these things are not within the purview of science. “

Thanks to @thebandb for posting this on his blog!

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