Kevin Padian 'detona' 10 mitos sobre Darwin

quinta-feira, outubro 22, 2009

October 2009, Vol. 59, No. 9, Pages 800–804 , DOI 10.1525/bio.2009.59.9.10
Posted online on October 5, 2009.

Ten Myths about Charles Darwin
Kevin Padian‌
Professor of integrative biology, and curator in the Museum of Paleontology, at the University of California, Berkeley.

1. As a boy Darwin was good only for "shooting, dogs, and rat-catching"

2. Darwin was a "mere companion" to Captain Robert FitzRoy on the HMS Beagle

3. Darwin's epiphany about natural selection came while visiting the Galápagos Islands

4. Darwin stole the credit for natural selection from Alfred Russel Wallace

5. Population thinking

6. Dual criteria for classification: Genealogy and similarity

7. Gradual change is slow and steady

8. Human evolution was shaped mainly by natural selection

9. Sexual selection is all about how many offspring you leave

10. Darwin was a confirmed atheist who had a deathbed conversion to Christianity