Evolution education is a complex landscape

Ryan D.P. Dunk, M. Elizabeth Barnes, Michael J. Reiss, Brian Alters, Anila Asghar, B. Elijah Carter, Sehoya Cotner, Amanda L. Glaze, Patricia H. Hawley, Jamie L. Jensen, Louise S. Mead, Louis S. Nadelson, Craig E. Nelson, Briana Pobiner, Eugenie C. Scott, Andrew Shtulman, Gale M. Sinatra, Sherry A. Southerland, Emily M. Walter, Sara E. BrownellJason R. Wiles

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Abstract

Researchers in various contexts have long struggled with an apparent disconnect between an individual’s level of understanding of biological evolution and their acceptance of it as an explanation for the history and diversity of life. Here, we discuss the main factors associated with acceptance of evolution and chart a path forward for evolution education research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)327-329
Number of pages3
JournalNature Ecology and Evolution
Volume3
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2019

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    Dunk, R. D. P., Barnes, M. E., Reiss, M. J., Alters, B., Asghar, A., Carter, B. E., Cotner, S., Glaze, A. L., Hawley, P. H., Jensen, J. L., Mead, L. S., Nadelson, L. S., Nelson, C. E., Pobiner, B., Scott, E. C., Shtulman, A., Sinatra, G. M., Southerland, S. A., Walter, E. M., ... Wiles, J. R. (2019). Evolution education is a complex landscape. Nature Ecology and Evolution, 3(3), 327-329. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-019-0802-9