How Evolution Actually Works

Image credit: Birdwatchdaily.com

Today I read here on Medium an article that first appeared in the New York Times about “how beauty is forcing scientists to re-think evolution.” As I know a great deal about evolutionary theory and its real-world effects I was naturally curious.

The article was shockingly ignorant and served only to spread misinformation and simple-minded misconceptions. This was the basic argument, which I’ve paraphrased for…