Myths are commonly held beliefs or ideas that are false. For a claim to be considered a myth one or more parts of it must be proved false.
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Charles Darwin came up with the idea of natural selection, but he didn’t coin the phrase “survival of the fittest”, that was Herbert Spencer in 1864’s Principles of Sociology.