Evolution is Fact and it is True

Posted: December 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

Why Evolution is True by Jerry A.Coyne

” This book should not be necessary, & yet it has never been needed more ”

A curious aspect of the theory if evolution is that everybody thinks he understands it – Jacques Monod

” Life in Earth evolved gradually beginning with one primitive species — perhaps a self replicating molecule — that lived more than 3.5 billion years ago ; it then branched out over time , throwing off many new and diverse species ; and that mechanism for most (but not all) of evolutionary change is natural selection ” – J A.Coyne

” Evolution is only a theory ”

Evolution is only a theory ,isn’t it ? Well , it is and it isn’t . Ronald Reagan addressed an evangelical group in Texas (1980) and said ” Well, it is a theory.It is a scientific theory only ,and it has in recent years been challenged in the world of science and it is not yet believed in the scientific community to be as infallible as it once was believed ”

The key word is ” only ” . ONLY a theory .This is the very thing that many theists don’t understand .There are two meanings to the word theory .
The first meaning in everyday connotation is ” My theory is that Fred is crazy about Sue ” – this is where it means speculation and could be wrong
Then there’s the Second meaning ,as understood by every legitimate scientist , which conveys far more assurance and rigor than the notion of a simple guess .
This kind of theory is usually backed by facts and evidence . Until the person that you are debating , whether on Twitter or Facebook or wherever , understands this , you will go nowhere very fast .

According to the Oxford English Dictionary – a scientific theory is a ‘ statement of what are held to be the general laws , principles or causes of something known or observed ‘

Then we have the ‘ observed ‘ word that theists grab onto . Evolution isn’t true because it hasn’t been observed , but the counter to this is very simple
; A crime has been committed and detectives have been called in .They didn’t seen the actual event , but assembling all the clues ,they can come to a point where they can say ” This is what happened ” .

In the case of Evolution ,the evidence is in ( DNA and Fossils ) and it is true . The case is closed .

All credit goes to Jerry A.Coyne . I urge all who read this to go out and buy his excellent book .

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