At certain points in this article, the word evolution is directly tied with a verb in ways that perpetuate (however unintentionally) the misconception that evolution proceeds with a purpose or goal, perhaps even with a guiding sentience. It is obvious that you are simply using such phrases to make the articles easy to read and accessible to nonscientists. Unfortunately, I believe that people without a thorough understanding of the evolutionary process receive an erroneous impression that evolution “acts.”

Paul Schlueter III
Dallas, Pa.