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Cameron M. Smith

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Cameron M. Smith, PhD, teaches human evolution and prehistory at Portland State University. He has written about evolution in Structure and Dynamics, the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, Evolution Education and Outreach, Physics of Life Reviews, and many popular science journals, as well as in the books The Top Ten Myths About Evolution (Prometheus Books, 2006) and The Fact of Evolution (Prometheus Books, 2011). He may be reached at

Why Being Human Makes Evolution Hard to Understand

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 37.6, November/December 2013

Why Being Human Makes Evolution Hard to Understand

Our difficulty accepting evolution isn’t just because some religions oppose it or that it is complicated—it isn’t. The problem may be a result of how our minds work.

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