Archive for ‘Evolution’

June 6, 2011

Mutants, Apes, and Evolution — Oh, My!

I went to see the new X-Men movie this past weekend and saw this intriguing trailer:

I was excited — this looked like a good movie! — right up until I saw the word “evolution.” Since I was there to see a movie about human mutants with superpowers, I couldn’t justify getting too upset about abuses of evolution. But it was precisely seeing this trailer and that movie in the same night that made think about how media reflect popular misunderstandings of evolution.

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