We study evolution at all levels of education, and often, evolutionary theory gets simplified to make it easier to understand. Here’s a short video that clarifies a few things. If you want to learn more, take a look at Evolution : the story of life by Douglas Palmer which is in our collection.
Myths and misconceptions about evolution – Alex Gendler
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.