I think most of my readers know I believe in evolution. I don’t care if you do. My interest is not to convince you that evolution happened. My interest is to convince you to do one of two things:
- Limit your opposition to evolution to your interpetation of Genesis.
- Actually learn something about science, about evolution, and do so at least 50/50 from secular and creationist sources.
Anti-evolution campaigning is embarrassing. It is full of dishonesty, ignorance, mischaracterization, and slander.
If you don’t want to talk about evolution, don’t read this. I don’t care if you believe in evolution. I care if you get recruited into the foolishness, dishonesty, and slander practiced on a regular basis by creationist organizations like the Institute for Creation Research, Answers in Genesis, and the Discovery Institute. I oppose them strongly as defaming the Gospel and Christianity by their behavior.
That said, for those who are interested, here is a really excellent article on
three basic evidences for evolution.
My apologies for the title of the article (“Evolution Is a Fact”). Evolution is a theory that has withstood 155 years of attempts to falsify it (the job of scientists), and it has become the foundation of the biological sciences, resulting in incredible medical advances and an astounding insight into the mechanics of life, perhaps so great an insight as to be morally dangerous. “Fact” is not really the right word to apply to a scientific theory, no matter how well established, but human nature often brings scientists to acknowledge the obvious: the history of life on earth is so well-document that there is no longer any doubt that all life evolved from one (most likely) or a few single-celled ancestors.