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I Accept the Theory of Evolution

I've heard it mentioned, quite sensibly, that it's not necessarily a matter of belief and so... this group. 5,808 People

    okay so I have a dude on another post trying to

    say that he thinks that humans all evolved into humans independently in various places. rather than we all evolved in Africa and then migrated. I'm trying to keep it simple. who has an easy way to explain this? I he's not buying that is impossible for a species separated for...
    TheDevilHerself TheDevilHerself 22-25, F 13 Responses Aug 10, 2015

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    I believe in evolution,

    but I also believe that the earliest thing here was put here by God. I believe God put everything on earth to eventually evolve into something else. Human beings will probably evolve into some other form of beings too someday a long time from now. And, to those of you who like...
    lyricalongings lyricalongings 31-35, F 18 Responses Jul 9, 2014

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    Does everyone know right here

    that it still says the theory, not the facts of evolution?
    jack3683 jack3683 16-17, M 30 Responses Mar 27, 2015

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    "just A Theory"

    I am waiting for the day that all of those ignorants, that call the Evolution Theory just a "theory," stop being hypocrites and stop using the spoils of science that work by applying the other Scientific Theories. Such as: Automobiles - Theory of combustion, electricity...
    chalas chalas 22-25, M 16 Responses Oct 14, 2010

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    what's with the transitional fossils argument?

    do people really not know how many have been found? there are so many transitional fossils in record! in museums! in library books! and this YouTube video. https://youtu.be/BwBWvVLlC2g
    TheDevilHerself TheDevilHerself 22-25, F 11 Responses Dec 15, 2015

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    PrettiestPirate PrettiestPirate 22-25, F 12 Responses Nov 24, 2015

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    Please, no religious debates.

    I'm not arguing religion with this post. In my education and my own personal experiences, I have come to the very personal decision that yes indeed, evolution did take place and is still taking place. The term simply means that things change over time. There is more than...
    Extant1 Extant1 51-55, M 3 Responses Mar 7, 2015

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    Silliness

    I think it's absolutely silly that people still debate about whether or not evolution is real, when we've witnessed it happen. Mutations and changes happen all the time. Bacterias have evolved to withstand the drugs used against them. I also think it's important that people look...
    JonFurniss JonFurniss 18-21, M 48 Responses Apr 2, 2008

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    KaskadingKoquette KaskadingKoquette 26-30, F 8 Responses Jan 15, 2014

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    I think its interesting to see how in a way we

    all have a common ancestor. it really makes you think about how interconnected we are as a planet. even though we're separated by species and the evolution of things, when you trace heritage back to the beginning, at one point, we were all one in a sense.
    Sapphirebee27 Sapphirebee27 18-21, F 8 Responses Jun 24, 2014

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    Matter can not be created

    or destroyed, just like God's can not be created, only imagined.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jun 16, 2015

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    denying Evolution is like denying evidence of

    your origins. Most people just stick to the bible and If they grew up without religion and read the bible for the first time then every single one of them would call it baloney and consider Science as possible truth.
    FrostyElsie FrostyElsie 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 25, 2015

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    Just A Theory? Do You Even Science?

    I don't believe in evolution, I accept it as a scientific theory. In science, a theory holds more weight than just a fact does. A theory is not something we think of in the middle of the night after too much coffee and not enough sleep, that is an idea.  A theory in science...
    chips24 chips24 22-25, M 4 Responses Sep 28, 2013

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    Accept is the correct term,

    not believe, as it so often incorrectly put. Belief is irrelevant. Evolution is a scientific theory, which means it is supported by an enormous amount evidence, and in science a theory is, essentially (although not technically), a fact. One does not believe in a fact. Facts...
    Qataram Qataram 41-45, M 4 Responses Apr 7, 2014

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    I think people who believe in Creationism

    and Evolution at the same time are just trying to make themselves feel a bit better because they're starting to realize that Evolution did happen and therefore creationism can't have happened. But they aren't ready to accept the truth yet, because that would lead to realizing...
    Redstar86 Redstar86 26-30, M 5 Responses Nov 25, 2015

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    I know that the theory of evolution is

    incomplete and we still have a lot to learn, but it just makes sense. I think that the strongest evidence in favor of evolution is the presence of vestigial structures, because if we were intelligently designed, why do we have all these useless body parts? To name a few: tail...
    mattinsula mattinsula 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 30, 2015

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    50shadesofexodus 50shadesofexodus 26-30, F 5 Responses May 3, 2015

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    I see Evolutionary Theory more

    as a means to an end than an end in and of itself. No, I am not a particularly avid participant in the whole "Creation vs. Evolution" debate; I know there are many people out there (and lots in this Group by the looks of it) who will exert a great deal of their time and energy...
    Jugemu Jugemu 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 27, 2015

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    I repeat this a lot,

    but so many people don't understand basic scientific thinking or the scientific method:A common misconception is that Evolution is Just a theory...What is a scientific theory?A scientific theory is a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world...
    chips24 chips24 22-25, M 4 Responses May 31, 2014

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    The Theory of Evolution is the most tested

    hypothesis there has ever been. It has multiple levels of disciplines' that has used this theory! It is as good as a fact as you can get! Even excepted in the law courts in the USA, Europe, Australia and New Zealand!!
    foronenightonly foronenightonly 46-50, M 3 Responses Oct 6, 2015

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    Preparedness and phisical evolution the

    evidence is their it's not inscrutable even though we can not say definitely real it's implicit based on the evidence like phisical evolution being survival we adapted the intelligence to build the marvellous inventions today and that is also technological evolution then their...
    alkmene2015 alkmene2015 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 9

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    I hadn't heard of creationism

    until about 3 years ago. I just couldn't believe that people actually believed all the stuff that goes with it. It's a good thing I don't live in the states, I'd go nuts.
    scarynipple scarynipple 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 4, 2014

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    Yes I know 'it's only a theory' that's the very

    essence of science, if you deny evolution because 'it's only a theory' try leaving your house by an upstairs window, because the theory of gravity must be equally deniable. You will probably die, in theory at least but you will earn a Darwin Award and that is what is important.
    DanteAsiir DanteAsiir 13-15, M 6 Responses Jan 16

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    I don't accept anything blindly,

    including the theory of evolution. I've researched it, and I confidently accept evolution as a fact. The evidence has been presented. I've been told that evolution is "just a theory," and that scientists "make their discoveries fit to their beliefs." Those statements are...
    TheQuirkyQuasar TheQuirkyQuasar 26-30, M 5 Responses Aug 10, 2015

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    I was atheist for a long while

    and the main reason was : I didn't believe in creation of God , I was conviced that we are the result of evolution and the Universe has been born from Bing Bang. But before you believe in smth you have to posses some knowledge. For instance, the Universe have 3 Bing Bangs not...
    Daymond18 Daymond18 16-17, M 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    .... and this theory does only cause the

    increase of my devotion to our Lord who has given us enough intelligence to get a little insight in his well-planned complex creation.
    stillsearching61 stillsearching61 51-55, M 6 Responses Oct 2, 2015

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    I don't just accept it,

    the word 'accept' can almost be taken as 'tolerate'. I more than accept it, I see nothing that comes close to debunking it or equaling the good sense of it. I joined the 'I want to destroy The Theory of Evolution' group just to post a smart-arsed remark, then remembered my age...
    desopaws desopaws 46-50, M Jan 12

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    Coming from a family of agnostics/ atheists it

    comes natural to me to accept theories like this. But even if I wasn't, I'd still accept the overwhelming amounts of scientific-evidence. x
    ThatGirlSara2 ThatGirlSara2 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 8, 2015

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    Genes code for proteins.

    That’s pretty much all they do (they have quite dull social lives, and don’t seem to have hobbies or outside interests). Those proteins are built up from amino acids. The genes comprise large numbers of base-pairs, which are simply guanine matched with cytosine and adenine...
    newjaninev2 newjaninev2 46-50, F 3 Responses Sep 18, 2015

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    Pingless Pingless 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 8

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    Annoyed

    This week in my AP Bio class we finally finished the unit on Evolution, and I breathed a sigh of relief. This unit was so incredibly fascinating to me, but my enjoyment was marred by the mass amount of people who were complaining that they shouldn't have to learn this, as it goes...
    waonderinggirl waonderinggirl 18-21, F 12 Responses Apr 23, 2013

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    If you want to be a creationist that's fine by

    me - just please do not try to engage me in an debate about it. I will just laugh at you.
    Earthgirl188 Earthgirl188 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 27, 2014

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    It is paradoxical, yet true,

    to say, that the more we know, the more ignorant we become in the absolute sense, for it is only through enlightenment that we become conscious of our limitations. Precisely one of the most gratifying results of intellectual evolution is the continuous opening up of new and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 30, 2015

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    Do you ever feel impressed by the complexity of

    your behavior? I mean think of it like you were talking about any other animal. Even the more basic aspects of our daily domestic lives are incredibly impressive.
    DeaddWolf DeaddWolf 22-25, M 3 Responses Aug 2, 2015

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    I know you all hate this guy,

    but he is a really smart man and he really converted me to creationism in a scientific way. http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6-cVj-ZRivqKeqAklhYfFFmmAdvwcnCT It's really worth watching it will change you perception.
    jack3683 jack3683 16-17, M 8 Responses May 17, 2015

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    It would be endearing to follow the biblical

    theory but the scientific approach is far more tangible and holds credence I feel!
    PeterSp8 PeterSp8 46-50, M 5 Responses Jun 20, 2015

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    Not necessarily the same way everyone else does.

    Do I believe we all evolved overtime and the Earth is millions if years old? No. But the idea that we all have a common ancestor makes me think. This means we all came from one thing. One thing is responsible for all of us being here. And given that this common ancestor is also...
    theguywiththeredhair theguywiththeredhair 18-21, M 20 Responses Dec 18, 2015

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    When I was growing up,

    I faithfully read National Geographic about the latest discoveries of Louis and Mary Leakey in Olduvai Gorge. I had no clue that anyone still clung to the theory of evolution -- my mother even believed that the Catholic Church still held that evolution was sinful. In junior...
    emperornorton47 emperornorton47 56-60, M 3 Responses Sep 6, 2015

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    convergent evolution - a bat

    and a bird. Similar evolutionary pressures for flight, different evolutionary lineages. I love it :)
    bigbangFACTS bigbangFACTS 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 8

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    Creationists YouTube videos can be really stupid

    and funny, but it must be infuriating to try stop those morons teaching their nonsense in schools. Luckily I live in Europe where we can afford to laugh at the "born again stupid". Creationists are one of the main reason the world talks about stupid Americans.
    runtom runtom 56-60, M 6 Responses Apr 8, 2014

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    Embryology can be very helpful in showing how

    our evolutionary history appears during foetal development. There are a few quick and easy examples that spring to mind from all those available: gills, blood vessels, and kidneys. In the early stages of development, fish embryos have a series of pouches (separated by grooves...
    newjaninev2 newjaninev2 46-50, F 3 Responses Sep 10, 2014

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    Spitbak Spitbak 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 11, 2015

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    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 7, 2015

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    There’s often confusion here about terms such

    as ‘theory’ and ‘hypothesis’, so perhaps this will help as a starting-point for discussion of those terms. Science starts with observation. We look at the world, and we notice things. Many of these things seem to be related, and so we try to come up with an explanation...
    newjaninev2 newjaninev2 46-50, F 6 Responses Nov 26, 2014

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    It seems impossible to me,

    that anyone can *not* accept this. I have lived my whole life inside the confines (maybe that's a too-negative sounding word?) of the Church: and while I could not remotely claim to be either a theologian or a Biblical scholar (too busy being a mom, wife, and whittering away...
    FaithfulB FaithfulB 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 21, 2014

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