Evolution: Education and Outreach

, Volume 3, Issue 4, pp 573–575

Why Are There Still Monkeys?

Authors

    • National Center for Science Education
  • Eugenie C. Scott
    • National Center for Science Education
OVERCOMING OBSTACLES TO UNDERSTANDING EVOLUTION

DOI: 10.1007/s12052-010-0293-2

Cite this article as:
Meikle, W.E. & Scott, E.C. Evo Edu Outreach (2010) 3: 573. doi:10.1007/s12052-010-0293-2

Abstract

The question “If humans evolved from monkeys, why are there still monkeys?” reveals a widespread and persistent misconception about the process and pattern of evolution. The concept of “cousins” is central to understanding and overcoming this particular obstacle to evolution education.

Keywords

Human evolutionFossilsAncestorsRelativesConcepts of evolutionTeaching human evolution

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