While you may have heard of evolutionary psychology, this article is actually about the psychology of evolution itself. That is, the study of how evolutionary thinking develops and thrives across our social species, Charles Darwin being one particularly interesting case study.
This Darwin Day, consider investing in a tree-of-life tee-shirt or a tree-of-life necklace or even a tree-of-life tattoo. You’ll be honoring Darwin’s legacy while also conveying a cognitively apt representation of evolution to the public at large.
Why should anyone care about evolution literacy when so many other issues clamor for our attention, such as the economy, inequality, climate change, terrorism, and the refugee crisis? The answer is that evolutionary theory can help us understand and provide solutions to each and every one of these issues.
We invited our readers to pitch in and help us celebrate Darwin Day 2016! In addition to remembering the life of the great naturalist, Darwin Day is a time to pay tribute to the values Charles Darwin embodied: intellectual curiosity, close observation, scientific thinking, truth-seeking, and the courage to keep asking the big questions. Check out what people had to say about the importance of evolution!