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People Who Understand Evolution Are More Likely to Accept It

Science denialism can seem intractable, and studies on the topic are seldom encouraging. For example, research out of Yale Law School suggests that when people form their opinions on contentious topics such as climate change or evolution, political or religious values trump knowledge of the concept.

A study published in March in BioScience begs to differ, at least when it comes to evolution. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and their colleagues measured participants’ knowledge of evolutionary theory, as well as their acceptance of evolution as fact. They found a significant link between understanding the fine points of the theory and believing in it, regardless of religious or political identity.

www.scientificamerican.com/article/people-who-understand-evolution-are-more-likely-to-accept-it

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2018-04-20T06:27:46+00:00April 20th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on People Who Understand Evolution Are More Likely to Accept It