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Myths and misconceptions about evolution - Alex Gendler

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Published on Jul 8, 2013

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How does evolution really work? Actually, not how some of our common evolutionary metaphors would have us believe. For instance, it's species, not individual organisms, that adapt to produce evolution, and genes don't "want" to be passed on -- a gene can't want anything at all! Alex Gendler sets the record straight on the finer points of evolution.

Lesson by Alex Gendler, animation by Giant Animation Studios.

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