How Richard Dawkins has kept alive a myth from the twentieth century
Richard Dawkins is known partly as an atheist and for his opposition against creationism and Intelligent Design. But he is also known for his evolution theories, that are in opposition to the way of thinking for a lot of twenty-first century scientists. Much of this discrepancy is due to confusing terminology. Dawkins says that his theory is based upon "adaptive evolution". But this is confusing. He should have said that it is adaptation, because it is based on changes of allele frequencies in a population through a theory launched by Ronald Fisher. The difference between adaptation and evolution is explained in my former entry. More information can also be found here and here.