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rodviking's Avatar Jump to comment 9 by rodviking

Terms like "reverse evolution" are misleading, as it implies that evolution has some kind of direction, or is some kind of ladder to be climbed up and down; wouldn't it would make more sense to say something like "reversed characteristic"?

A lot of creationists use this widespread idea of evolution meaning "improvement" to justify some of their misconceptions, so I think it's a good idea repeat over and over again that evolution simply means "change", it has no direction, purpose or intention.

Thu, 22 May 2008 06:20:00 UTC | #174153