Wednesday, August 11, 2010

12 Arguments Evolutionists Should Avoid, Part 3

This next argument that we "evolutionists" should avoid might just be my favorite yet, because it is by far the most ridiculous. The argument? That "overwhelming evidence in all fields of science supports evolution".

First off, not EVERY field of science supports evolution. Theoretical physics, or meteorology for example, typically do not cross the paths of evolution. So, right off the bat this argument is null and void, but lets assume that they didn't mean ALL fields of science.

The reality of the situation is that evolution is supported by several fields (namely, all of those fields that somehow intertwine with the theory). We have the evidence, what more can we give you? The fact that we have evidence from several fields of science all confirming a theory written down 150 years ago is amazing and is something to be celebrated, not ignored. Geology, Astronomy, and Cosmology all support the idea that the earth is billions of years old, giving evolution the expanse of time it needs to work. Geologists' work with strata and rock formations also helps us date fossils, fitting creatures exactly where they were predicted within the branches of the evolutionary tree of life. Genetics and Molecular Biology show us how the basic molecular structures of life can mutate and cause variation within a species. Zoology and taxonomy link and categorize the traits that confirm common descent. Paleontology has discovered transitional fossils which show how species change over time. Embryology shows us the similarities in development and how DNA is passed on (as well as how it affects an animal or plant), and the list goes on and on and on.

This is an argument that can and should be used. It is truly amazing that not only every branch of biology, but several fields outside of biology, confirm predictions made by evolutionary theory.


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