Evolution is a complex scientific theory that can be hard to wrap the mind around. To help us grasp evolution, we sometime employ metaphors; powerful conceptual tools that help us understand new concepts by connecting them to ideas we are familiar with. However just as the right metaphor can go a long way in guiding our learning, so the wrong metaphor can be dangerously misleading. Here are some examples of metaphors (bad and good) common to the origins conversation.

  • 4 Unhelpful Metaphors for Evolution

    | Andy Walsh
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    4 Unhelpful Metaphors for Evolution | Andy Walsh

    Bad metaphors are like using the wrong tool: You feel like you're doing work, but nothing is getting accomplished.  Read More >

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  • 4 Helpful Metaphors for Evolution

    | Andy Walsh
    Blog Post
    4 Helpful Metaphors for Evolution | Andy Walsh

    Evolutionary theory can be hard to wrap the mind around. But there are some metaphors that can go a long way toward helping us grasp this complexity. Read More >

    Basics PART 2 of 2