Purdue University’s Ph. D. student Caleb Trujillo created this infographic outlining the top five misconceptions about evolution. These 5 misconceptions are believed by many to be true and often used by creationists to attack evolution…

  1. It is just a theory…
  2. Survival of the fittest…
  3. Humans descended from chimps…
  4. No one was there so it can’t be proven…
  5. Darwin had it all wrong…

0  miconceptions about evolution

1 evolution is just a theory

2 survival of fittest evolution

3 humans descended from apes evolution

4 evolution cant be proven

5 darwin was wrong about evolution

6 questions about evolution

Bonus misconception about evolution:

As pointed out by commenter Dvorhaven…  The misconception that evolution is “Progressive”.  This misconception is commonly seen as, “…the next step in human evolution”, “…more evolved”, “…the pinnacle of evolution,” etc.   Evolution doesn’t have a “goal” – it doesn’t mean “things are trying to get better.”    Humans are not, for instance, all evolving toward having superpowers and telepathy… People conflate the colloquial definition of “evolution” (gradual improvement) with its scientific definition, just like they do with the word “theory.”