A decade of change, a decade of Evo in the News - September, 2021
In science, explanations like evolution are accepted or rejected based on evidence — and in that sphere, evolutionary theory has more than proven its worth. However, in the public sphere, particularly in the United States, evolutionary theory has not fared so well. Between around 1950 and 2007, surveys suggest that less than half of American adults accepted evolution. But that is changing. Researchers just announced that, over the last decade, we crossed over the halfway mark: the majority of American adults surveyed now report accepting evolution as an explanation for humans. Here, we’ll focus on the evolutionary science that accompanied this uptick in acceptance.
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