I never said a specific type of evolution,
But evolution on some scale does exist.
And I don't see how its not plausible that we evolved form a small amoeba,
This about it. If our features are now changing in small doses over the years,
If you take that and multiply it times millions of years... I'm sure you would see a DRASTIC change.
And if we were always as human as we are now, we'd have gotten much further in technology by now, especially when you see how rapidly we are developing new technologies.
Its hard to imagine that we were in this shape and form for millions of years, and only past couple hundred years did we start with a short, weak electrical current and then BOOM industrialization, Ipods, complex binary code and internet systems. So I have to believe that we weren't always in this capable body & mind. We had to come from lesser things.
Humans try too hard to maintain superiority over animals by acting as though we had not in any way or form ever were related to them. Why? Why does it bother you that humans may have been a poop flinging ape? Does it make you feel less human, less superior or something? We're the top of the food chain now and that's all that matters.
A lot of science is just theories and will most likely remain theories.
Actually, (And you may like what I'm about to say), all
science is technically only a theory.
Nothing is proven, not even our existence technically. Because a hypothesis needs to be formed, then you test that hypothesis, and you deem the hypothesis either right or faulty due to the results. You can prove something wrong, but can't prove it true. For instance. I can do a study, and say... "If I put my hand on this wall it will not go through the wall". And then after having it work a gazillion times, I would say it was true. But, all it takes is ONE time of it not working, and the theory falls apart. Even if it worked 99.99999% of the time, all it takes is one inconsistency and a theory falls apart. You cannot prove anything true because in a sense, becuase all it takes is one change. You can't prove that you're breathing real air, you can't prove there's a sun in the sky, you can't prove anything. Scientists recognize this and understand it, but since a lot of evidence points STRONGLY in one direction, that is what we go with.
But, since we can't go around assuming everything in the world is a lie, and since we can't end every single existing sentence with "but maybe not", we talk in terms like "proven" and "exists" and all that junk. So in other words, I'm still saying evolution is proven in my eyes, because it has been evident for years and years that it exists and is still working within us to this day.
Edited by --e n k y o r i*, 03 June 2009 - 06:55 PM.