Evolution Happened

The Truth Is…

Darwin’s Theory of Evolution completely explains the diversity of all life forms, both  flora and fauna.

Darwin’s theory of evolution is a theory that explains the history of life through geologic time; the diversity of living organisms, including their genetic, molecular, and physical similarities and differences; and the geographic distribution of organisms.

About “Theory” – to a scientist, a theory implies that something has been proven and is accepted as being true. A theory is developed only through the scientific method, meaning it is the final result of a series of rigorous processes. All scientific theories are well documented and proved beyond reasonable doubt

This website Evolution Explains Everything gives proof of evolution.

Here’s the outline of the proof for those short on time:

  1. There are fossils that document the evolution of man from single celled “cyanobacteria” (3.8 BILLION Years Ago) to Homo Sapiens.
    A “Tree of Life” can be built from the fossils; each era of fossils shows more complexity that culminates with homo sapiens.
  2. We know how old the fossils are because of radiometric dating .
  3. From a totally opposite direction, genetic research builds THE SAME  Tree of Life!  It documents the commonality of our genetic makeup all the way back to the original bacteria! Chromosome 22 gives Irrefutable proof of our derivation from primates.  See Chromosome 22 proves evolution Here,
  4. We have the same “junk DNA*” as our primate ancestors. No designing god would throw billions of useless molecules into our chromosomes.
  5. We humans contain vestiges of our non-human ancestors quirks (e.g. some people are born with a tail, men have nipples). In 1893, Robert Wiedersheim published a book on human anatomy and its relevance to man’s evolutionary history. This book contained a list of 86 human organs that he considered vestigial.

All available evidence supports the central conclusions of evolutionary theory; that species share common ancestors and therefore, life on Earth has evolved.

Unassailable Evidence From Multiple Scientific Disciplines

Evolution is a historical science confirmed by the fact that so many independent lines of evidence converge to this single conclusion. Independent sets of data from geology, paleontology, botany, zoology, biogeography, comparative anatomy and physiology, genetics, molecular biology, developmental biology, embryology, population genetics, genome sequencing, cosmology, astronomy, chemistry, physics and other sciences each point to the conclusion that life evolved.

Evolution is supported by thousands of facts across multiple disciplines. None of the research was done to “prove” evolution. It was done to learn something about the researcher’s discipline. Using that independent research, one must conclude that evolution happened. Knowledge of the evolution of viruses and bacteria is vital to medical science.

Almost every scientific discipline has made contributions to the finding that evolution is true:

  • Biology – inheritance, genetic mutation
  • Geology – fossils, age of fossils, age of earth
  • Chemistry – periodic table, decay rates of elements
  • Physics – speed of light
  • Astronomy – size and age of universe
  • Microbiology – DNA
  • Paleontology – skeletal analysis
  • Cosmology – age of universe
  • Botany – plant genetics, evolution

None of the . research, some going back hundreds of years, was done with the intent of “proving evolution”. When combined, it all . leads to the incontrovertible conclusion that evolution explains the proliferation of plants and animals. If you wish to dismiss their scientific evidence, you have to disprove some of their fundamental theorems for that is what is used to support the conclusion that evolution happened.To refute the theory of “inheritance” for example, you would have to be an expert in Molecular Biology. The same is true for each of the disciplines that contributed to the our knowledge of evolution.

 

While evolution is amazing, it is also full of waste. It is slow and circuitous. It makes and retains errors. It leaves vestigial structures in place. It uses the same structures repeatedly for different functions in impressive ways, but not the solutions of a Great Designer working on each challenge from scratch. And then there’s billions of years of innocent animal suffering on the way to making humans, the purported goal of creation. And along with that, calamitous, unpredictable natural evil. Neither the method nor the misery add up to a divine origin.

On the other hand, like all other scientific theories, evolution is falsifiable.

There are many things that could prove evolution is an incorrect theory. For example, If we found a general pattern of fossils in rocks dated to different ages than expected, that would be a problem for evolution. In fact there are hypothetical situations, which easily could falsify evolution. None have materialized.

Click HERE to see “What Darwin Never Knew”, an astonishing proof from PBS.

Radiometric Dating
(This link answers all the ridiculous superficial creationist challenges to the accuracy of radiometric dating.)

1. Radiometric dating relies on half-life decay of radioactive elements to allow scientists to date rocks and materials directly.

2. Stratigraphic provides a sequence of events from which relative dates can be extrapolated.

3. Molecular clocks allow scientists to use the amount of genetic divergence between organisms to extrapolate backwards to estimate dates.

Junk DNA*

Most of the coding sequences in DNA is not used in the construction of a human body. The sequences are a result of errors in duplicating the DNA when it splits. It’s called “junk” DNA. The same sequence of errors in the DNA appears in humans and primates.

It Couldn’t Have Happened by Chance

A young Richard Dawkins gives and excellent rebuttal to this old chestnut in THIS VIDEO where he shows that a computer, using cumulative selection. Cumulative selection changes things at random but where there is a movement towards a target, it does not destroy that which improves its status.

He also defeats the other chestnut – evolution cannot account for complexity; i.e. “the eye”.

Transitional Forms

Creationists prove their ignorance by saying something like “all through the fossil record and life, we don’t find an ape man”.

In fact there are many transitional forms. Check out these:

The Ambulocetus – an early cetacean that could walk as well as swim. it is a transitional fossil that shows how whales evolved from land-living mammals.

Tiktaalik – representative of the evolutionary transition from fish to amphibians.

Archaeopteryx  –  a transitional fossil between dinosaurs and birds

Walking Catfish  -a species of freshwater airbreathing catfish.  It is named for its ability to “walk” across dry land, to find food or suitable environments. It can survive out of water as long as it stays moist.

Why  – Here?

A 2010 study by astronomers estimated that the observable Universe contains 300 sextillion (3×1023) stars. Another estimate of the planets finds that  we’re very likely talking about a Universe filled with around 1027 planets, or, for those of you who like it written out, around 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 planets in our observable Universe. Many now believe there are parallel universes.

Now what makes you think that the God that created the Universe as we know it, would put life on this third rock from our G2V star? And then presume to care about each of the creatures on it?

10 comments on “Evolution Happened

  1. The Village Idiot says:

    Supreme TruthSayer: Did you use your tinfoil had for this one? I am no a believer on the book of genesis either but I still would not use Richard Dawkins as a reference. And by the way Charles Darwin never said what most scientist attribute him that he said. Read his works instead of reading the Cliff’s notes. Read and process like the adult you are. One last item… You read that the scientist determine that the Dinosaurs went extinct 65 million years ago when an asteroid hit our planet, right. And a bunch of the same scientist have also state that our current birds are descendants from the Dino’s. Did somebody explain these guys what extinction means?

    Signed by: The Village Idiot

  2. Zira237 says:

    Not too sure I believe the evolution theory. It seems too far – fetched.

    • tomschaber says:

      But the other explanation, a force you call God created 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 planets in our observable Universe and then picked this one to place two people on it, is even more far fetched. Eh?

      • Rasmus says:

        If you go to the other planets, you see they are very boring and lifeless. I think they are there to balance the gravity or something.

  3. John says:

    Evolution is just another religion with the same amount if guess work and theory only their get out clause is the time factor. Darwin is a bloody 19th century idiot that even modern science has not improved on, so stop trying to cover so many subjects and stick with your scripture arguments.
    IF God does not exist i will go for alien intervention as that is more plausible than evolution.

    • Dam says:

      Yes, Darwin was from a long time ago – which is why I’m always suspicious when people call evolution “Darwinism”… And to suggest we have not improved on our knowledge of evolution over the last 150 years is the absolute height of ignorance! For a start, you may have heard of that thing which much later proved him right beyond any doubt, called ‘DNA’?

  4. rapturesite says:

    Another thing I thought about Is why some people look more like monkeys lol…where did aids come from? Government or some say man had sex with a primate. Would a man get stds from that? How would the evolution occur, secluded apes had survived in isolated areas that forced natural law on a change? I do know certain primates do same sexual behaviors as humans. Thing is many can’t believe life would evolve with no designer. I saw unlocking the mysteries to life science film that says basically everything points to intelligent design as even cells have information instructions to exist by. There’s many scientists who agree with the ape thing but still believe in a creator but not The Bible one. I’ve seen debates about Darwin suggesting macroevolution but microevolution (small changes) is agreed upon.

  5. rapturesite says:

    What about both male & female evolving at the same time? Or how does that work.

  6. rapturesite says:

    How come primates still aren’t evolving? I’ve been asked where’s the in-between stage?

    As far as The Bible I’ve been approached with why would The Cultures from Biblical times preserve their writings & go so far with extremities like to die for what they believed etc…?

    Also what’s the point of life, why we have so much interest in purpose & the intellect so much to understand a world of it wasn’t meant to & if no God then y are we meant to? Why this why that? Human condition etc…

    These are the prominent beliefs that out due the scientific notions so people say if we are to be desensitized then why have the empathy opposite beauty so magnificent as to love & God like concepts etc…

    I’m sure u have heard it all but I’m revisiting it for clarity & everyone wants purpose so death seems tragic to understand why when not realizing it reinforces life’s value.

    Please answer as best as you can

    • rapturesite says:

      Sorry my phone did typos but u get the gist.

      are we meant to understand the world? Well yes because we are trying but why are we even to have the intellect to try understand it. I meant emotion that out dues based on feeling being overwhelming. The mind & emotion in religion is limited because science hasn’t defined the debate of reason yet, that I’ve seen anyway. Science hasn’t hit the heart of religion in the most part. It’s using science facts but religion is spiritual & heart filled which is the way to get to the heart of it is to understand it which I see in this site.

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