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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. 4,820 People

    It just flows along. Yes,

    there are still gaps, but the sense of it all is overwhelming.
    jumpersforgoalposts jumpersforgoalposts 51-55, M Apr 27

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    Just because I don't understand the complete

    mechanics of the process, doesn't mean I don't accept it as a fact. I don't have a clue about Einstein's Theory of Relativity, but I accept that it's basic physics.
    GrandMaesterPycelle GrandMaesterPycelle 70+, T 8 Responses Nov 30

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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

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    There are three basic arguments here: 1.

    Evolution based on logical deduction and thousands of examples of corroborating evidence. There are however a few gaps in how the mechanism actually works still to be figured out. or 2. The ancient Greek belief that the world always existed in the way that it is now. A cursory...
    runtom runtom 56-60, M 1 Response Sep 29

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    Evolving Bacteria: two examples

    Admittedly old news, but relevant, and I believe the experiment to be ongoing: http://richarddawkins.net/articles/2697-bacteria-make-major-evolutionary-shift-in-the-lab Most escheria coli (found in your feces) cannot metabolize citrate, but a lab-raised population of them...
    hylierandom hylierandom 41-45 3 Responses Sep 27, 2011

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    Humans and chimpanzees

    both carry inactive genes acquired from viruses. This occurs because some viruses insert a copy of their genome into the DNA of whichever species they infect. These are called retro-viruses… HIV is one such.
 Where such viruses infect the cells that produce ***** and eggs...
    newjaninev2 newjaninev2 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 10

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    I accept the theory of evolution.

    It is more logical that changes happen over a long period of time and natural selection picking out the best suited for the environment. It is happening, as we are living, the human shape is changing. 20% of people in my generation are born without wisdom teeth (those lucky...
    4NeonFun 4NeonFun 16-17, F 5 Responses Jul 19

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    Because science and I think "young earth

    creationists" aren't very smart to begin with.
    utahwriter utahwriter 36-40, M 5 Responses Jun 7

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    "Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors" by the late

    Carl Sagan & Ann Druyan will make you question the whole idea of religion. More recently Mary Roach wrote a very witty and insightful investigation of the hereafter in 2005 entitled "SPOOK: Science Tackles the Afterlife". "What happens when we die? Does the light just go out...
    2ndHandLion 2ndHandLion 41-45, T 5 Responses Aug 7

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    It's good to see so many people in this group.

    Evolution does not only apply to the development of all the species on earth - it also applies to evolution of ideas and actions. Groups and organizations and movements can evolve as well. It is important for us to learn from experience -trial and error.
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 4 days ago

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    God may have created Man.

    But he still needed a monkey to do it.
    Vetrov Vetrov 51-55, M 3 Responses Jul 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

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    CascadingCoquette CascadingCoquette 26-30, F 8 Responses Jan 15

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    Why We Don't Need To Look At The Fossil Record To Establish That The Theory Of Evolution Is Probably True

    1. Human fingernails are obviously vestigial claws that have no function. 2. Why is the eye so flawed, and why does it have a gaping blind spot where the optic nerve is? 3. What use is the appendix in modern humans? 4. Why do we get goosebumps if we no longer have thick enough...
    LeavingSociety LeavingSociety 22-25, M 7 Responses Sep 20, 2010

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    Evolution is clearly the way life develops.

    The Bible was never meant to be taken literally. Moreover the idea base been around much earlier than Daren.Has anybody read Ovid's Metamorphoisis?
    Wulfstan Wulfstan 70+, M 3 Responses Oct 19

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    It makes perfect sense

    if you make the effort to understand the evidence. People who claim not to accept it either haven't tried to understand it or simply don't want to understand.....
    LazyApe LazyApe 31-35, M 4 Responses May 16

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    I never liked kids or babies.

    I ended up lucky to have an amazing son. However I get so annoyed with the thought of having another one. I'm confused. I want another one to expand the family and so my son has a sibling. But Idont want another cause I don't think I could handle it. Am I selfish? Am I mean for...
    vanessamoomoo vanessamoomoo 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    Let's just be totally,

    100%, unequivocally clear... evolution is not a theory, it is a scientific fact.
    dontknowmylife dontknowmylife 18-21, M 5 Responses Nov 26

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    All species carry ‘silenced’ genes… these

    are genes that once caused certain proteins to be produced, but now no longer function in the original manner. Such genes are called pseudogenes. Nearly all mammals have functional genes for expressing an enzyme (L-guluno-γ-lactone oxidase) that allows the production of vitamin...
    newjaninev2 newjaninev2 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 10

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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 21 Responses Jul 9

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    To a certain extent I do.

    The science is there, it's factual; BUT, I can't quite put much faith in the "common ancestry" concept. I can't go back in time and see it all happen before my eyes. Science is guesswork; going back that far in time is extreme guesswork. At best, evolution is an educated guess...
    CinimonGypsy CinimonGypsy 41-45 4 Responses Nov 28

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    meowmermaid meowmermaid 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 14

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    I will take substantiated scientific theory

    over someone's dogma everyday and always. That is all.
    NuclearELDER NuclearELDER 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 1

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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 2 Responses Feb 21

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    Psage90 Psage90 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 6

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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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    The precursor of evolution is abiogenesis.

    This video helps explain some interesting things about the RNA World Hypothesis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrJQ_WIbpA8
    AoSS AoSS 18-21, M Nov 7

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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 2 Responses Sep 10

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    runtom runtom 56-60, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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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 16-17, F 6 Responses Jan 4

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    A theory is not the same

    as a hypothesis. A theory provides an explanatory framework for some observation, and from the assumptions of the explanation follows a number of possible hypotheses that can be tested in order to provide support for, or challenge, the theory. The idea of Evolution is the...
    LifeDispenser LifeDispenser 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 6

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    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 9 Responses May 3, 2013

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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 3 Responses Nov 26

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    I repeat this a lot,

    but so many people don't understand basic scientific thinking or the scientific method:What is 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...
    chips24 chips24 18-21, M 4 Responses May 31

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    I totally accept it, there is evidence

    that supports evolution. It's so strange, but so interesting...
    MusicJunkie6794 MusicJunkie6794 18-21, M 2 Responses May 31

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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

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    It's not a bad one. The idea

    that all animals adapt to the environment around them. We are living proof of that aren't we?
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 8

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    Sure why not? If they have proved it

    or whatever I will believe it. It doesn't conflict with my beliefs anyway. God said He created man at the beginning of time. He did, whether evolution is true or not. If evolution is true, God created us in one day, the sixth day to be exact. He created us as someone would...
    NameIsMailbox NameIsMailbox 16-17, M 6 Responses Oct 15

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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 36-40, M 4 Responses Apr 7

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    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 26-30, M 6 Responses Jan 24

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    It makes sense. Things change in order to live.

    Adapt to survive. It makes much more sense to me than there being a "Great creator" Who made this "Great creator"? Did he just come into being? Was there a creator for him too?
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 4 Responses Oct 12

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    Expressing Solidarity

    I joined this group to express my solidarity for the few Americans that are rational these days and actually need to make a statement of what they think is the reason behind the diversity of species.It hurts to see what was once a nation of inventors and scientists, people who...
    xptomaluco69 xptomaluco69 18-21, M 3 Responses Jun 16, 2013

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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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    A Reality Whether You Accept Or Not

    Evolution is an irrefutable reality. It doesn't require laypeople accepting it or not. I have read a number of extremely ignorant comments on this board. First, in science, a "theory" is much stronger than a fact. It has more evidence, peer-reviewed support, it can be tested...
    Endlessslcparty Endlessslcparty 36-40, F 6 Responses May 2, 2013

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    Seems pretty reasonable to me,

    though I don't subscribe to the "survival of the fittest" idea. More random chance/luck.
    System113 System113 18-21, M 3 Responses Sep 10

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    Here is a simple way to define evolution

    so that even a 2 year old or mentally challenges fellow can understand. Things change over time to adapt to their environment... Common sense right there.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M 5 Responses Sep 29

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    Sorry Folks...

    The Argument should be... Bible vs. Science. Not GOD vs. Science. I have to believe science over a book about a man, a woman and a talking snake. For Pete's sake, we would all be related... Oh, the bible is real, but that particular story is just a story.... Sure. The age of the...
    DreamWizard DreamWizard 41-45, F 6 Responses Dec 3, 2013

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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 18-21, M 4 Responses Sep 28, 2013

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    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...
    00flyaway 00flyaway 41-45, F 53 Responses Nov 7

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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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