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. 5,566 People

    Ahh. The great God debate.

    I love this one. Being raised Christian for 50 years I always had no doubt in my mind God existed. But I also had full belief in evolution. It's right there, you can see it. My belief in God was, look around he's everywhere. I have always suffered from depression. This...
    Jcoe Jcoe
    56-60, M
    7 Responses Mar 27, 2015

    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...
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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
    4 Responses Nov 26, 2014

    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
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Aug 30, 2015

    Matter can not be created

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

    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
    61-65, M
    5 Responses Apr 8, 2014

    nothing from nothing = nothing all things

    springs up from something , and all that follow are of.......
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    7 Responses Sep 23, 2015

    I find this a very strange group.

    .it is like saying, I accept the theory of gravity or I accept the theory of particle physics. If something is a scientific fact it is not for me to accept it or not accept it. It just is. Edit: I just had to edit this post!! I am so amazed and encouraged by the debate this...
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    33 Responses Nov 7, 2014

    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
    14 Responses Jul 9, 2014

    It’s almost as if the Bible was written by

    racist, sexist, homophobic, violent, sexually frustrated men, instead of a loving God. Weird. Ricky Gervais
    DanteAsiir DanteAsiir
    16-17, M
    4 Responses Feb 26, 2016


    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
    22-25, F
    12 Responses Apr 23, 2013
    Spitbak Spitbak
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Nov 11, 2015

    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

    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
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Nov 25, 2015

    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
    1 Response Apr 7, 2014

    It makes sense as the general pattern of

    biological nature. It does not contradict my personal theistic beliefs because the Bible should be read where we understand that particular had a cosmology based on their culture, and we have ours. That does not mean it says nothing about today, quite the opposite. But, one...
    NewMan2015 NewMan2015
    31-35, M
    4 Responses Apr 14, 2015

    Happy birthday, Charles Darwin!

    ! For a 206 year-old, you're looking good... and the theory to which you contributed so much is looking even better!
    newjaninev2 newjaninev2
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Feb 11, 2015

    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

    You are supposed to prove something

    before you sweep it away as an invalid theory. There are things on the other hand that makes so little sense that you simply don't question them. To me the existence of god is one of those. There is absolutely nothing in this world that gives me any indication about that he ever...
    nyavanner2014 nyavanner2014
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Jan 24, 2014

    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

    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
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie
    26-30, F
    7 Responses Dec 15, 2015

    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
    Pingless Pingless
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Jan 8, 2016

    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...
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    1 Response Oct 30, 2015

    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

    "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

    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...
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    15 Responses Dec 18, 2015

    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
    31-35, F
    1 Response Feb 21, 2014

    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


    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

    No transition species?

    This is a platybelodon.
    mattinsula mattinsula
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jan 12, 2016

    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

    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
    16-17, M
    6 Responses Jan 16, 2016

    Those who say "Evolution is just a theory,

    not proven fact" are just deluding themselves and proving that they don't actually know what "theory" means. Theory is a hypothesis that can be tested, proved wrong or right, amended in accordance with the results and demonstrated to others under controlled conditions. Funny...
    EarthWalkerMan EarthWalkerMan
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Apr 10, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    7 Responses Jun 24, 2014

    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
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Aug 2, 2015

    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
    3 Responses Jan 4, 2014

    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, 2016

    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
    18-21, M
    8 Responses May 17, 2015
    PrettiestPirate PrettiestPirate
    22-25, F
    9 Responses Nov 24, 2015

    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
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Feb 14, 2016

    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

    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

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

    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...
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie
    26-30, F
    12 Responses Aug 10, 2015

    Creationism and Intelligent Design are not credible theories. Both of these fraudulent claims are Unconstitutional If Taught In Public Schools

    The courts have ruled. Creationism and Intelligent Design are bogus plots to get religion back into our public schools. Enjoy this very informative NOVA special on the Kitzmiller v. Dover case that conclusively proved what a fraud Creationism is. http://youtu.be/kCKnHv6rxs8
    Endlessslcparty Endlessslcparty
    36-40, F
    8 Responses May 3, 2013

    Does everyone know right here

    that it still says the theory, not the facts of evolution?
    jack3683 jack3683
    18-21, M
    25 Responses Mar 27, 2015

    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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