Why Don’t People Think Evolution Is True? Implications for Teaching, In and Out of the Classroom

  title={Why Don’t People Think Evolution Is True? Implications for Teaching, In and Out of the Classroom},
  author={Warren Douglas Allmon},
  journal={Evolution: Education and Outreach},
  • W. Allmon
  • Published 14 December 2011
  • Education
  • Evolution: Education and Outreach
The causes of non-acceptance of evolution are groupable into five categories: inadequate understanding of the empirical evidence and the content of modern evolutionary theory, inadequate understanding of the nature of science, religion, various psychological factors, and political and social factors. This multiplicity of causes is not sufficiently appreciated by many scientists, educators, and journalists, and the widespread rejection of evolution is a much more complicated problem than many of… 
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