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Why is evolution consider a fact so readily?

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Evolution is only a theory, even in name "theory of evolution" everytime a good aurgument for it comes around it fails to stand up to scrutiny. I'm all for the facts but i don't want to be told something is a fact just because of a lack of an alternative to creationism.
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Evolution is very much a fact. Evolution simply means "The process of growth, developement and change through the passage of time."

Everything evolves, including technology.
Humans evolve through our ability to adapt to certain conditions, forcing us to develope and use skills that were dormant for centuries. Prehistoric man evolved into modern man simply by discovering and developing his ability to think and communicate. Evolution is a constant movement forward through time, more specifically, through the present.

Even in our lives right now, we are evolving. We are never the same person at the end of our life as we were in the beginning. It is all a process of evolution. We are constantly moving forward, gravitating toward something we, as of yet, cannot comprehend. But the closer we get to it, the clearer things become.

This is a process that has been happening since God created the universe.

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"Evolution" is not considered a "fact," although there are now trillions of facts that establish and demonstrate the validity of evolution as an explanation for the observed changes in all of the "stuff" on our planet Earth, in the Solar System, the Milky Way galaxy, and the kosmos. Hilariously, there is much more observed and demonstrated evidence for evolution than there is for the "Law of Gravity," which cannot even by photographed! Yeah, let's go get a cup of dark matter.

Einstein's "theory" of general relativity, the theory of wave particle duality, Heisenberg's theory of quantum uncertainty, etc. and etc. infinitum, are all theoretical constructs that obviously function in everyday life, but cannot be proven as "laws" because it isn't possible to scientifically test all possible variations--so they remain "theories."

Your question confuses and inter-mixes "creationism" (a totally undemonstrated fantasy story for how "stuff" came to be in existence) with evolution which is an incredible range of explanations for how things change over time, under what conditions, and to what resulting effects.

"Creationism" is an attempt to explain kosmic origins based on The Bible as mis-interpreted by a few very small sects and cults derived from an offshoot (protestant = protesters) of the Roman Catholic church, which itself is a schismatic breakaway from the Orthodox church. The old-time religions take the very wise position that science deals with everything after the Big Bang, and the deities of religious believers dealt with everything before the singularity.

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You are confusing the word "theory" in common usage, which implies that something is unproven or speculative, with "scientific theory", which is significantly different. Scientific theories are the most reliable, rigorous, and comprehensive form of scientific knowledge.

One definition of scientific theory is that it is a "well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world, based on a body of facts that have been repeatedly confirmed through observations and experiments".

Theories do not turn into "facts" through the accumulation of evidence; theories are the end points of science. They incorporate a large body of scientific facts, laws, tested hypotheses, and logical inferences.

The theory of evolution is one of the strongest and most useful. It is an extremely active field of research, with an abundance of new discoveries that continually increase and affirm our understanding of how evolution occurs. The theory of evolution is the central unifying concept of biology and is a critical component of many related scientific disciplines.

Your claim that the theory of evolution cannot stand up to scrutiny is demonstrably false; it has been substantiated many times over extended periods of time. On the contrary, it is the claims of "creation science" that lack empirical support and cannot be meaningfully tested.

These observations lead to two fundamental conclusions: the teaching of evolution should be an integral part of science instruction, and creationism is in fact not science and should not be presented as such.

I hope this clears up your confusion on this subject.

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Evolution is a fact. It is not a theory and it is still happening. There is lots of evidence. People have actually seen animals evolve. God did not create all the different dogs we have. People did by getting the dogs to evolve. Wild animals have evolved to survive in different environments.

It seems like you don't know what evolution is. Lets say female humans decided they preferred tall blond men. After a few generations most men would be tall and blond. Evolution is the result of animals passing on traits to their babies. They survive and are chosen by a mate. Then they have babies and the babies all have their differences.

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It is something that makes sense. You can see how it may be true. I don't really mind the idea that we are from monkeys. There is something on people where they used to have a tail. Also on TV it showed how all of the embryos look the same when they are first formed of different animals.

I don't know that it really makes sense to me that God did it all as in the Bible. I think maybe it is somewhere in between and that both have a bit of truth to them. I don't think that scientists really know either. I think the Earth evolved with it itself in another way that they can't understand.

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There is plenty of proof around to support evolution. Many creatures show characteristics of evolution. The Arapima is a fish that can breathe air through lungs or through gills. Mudskippers are a fish that walk on land using its fins like legs. Some snakes have nubs where legs used to be. Some lizards lack legs. Some insects have changed color because of environment influences.

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