Cultural barriers to understanding evolution
Cultural barriers to understanding evolution
1- Ethnocentrism - raised in a culture which rejected evolution

2- Associate with those who reject evolution

3- Limited understanding of physics, chemistry and biology

4- Uncomfortable with orders of magnitude

5- Uncomfortable with deep time

6- Uncomfortable with probability

7- Difficulty distinguishing science from apologetics

8- Limited perspective on biological diversity

9- Overly concrete in outlook

10- Overreliance on common sense

11- Excessive need for closure

12- Preference for narrative explanations

13- Teleological thinking

14- Essentialism (An aspect of common sense)

15- Weak analytical thinking