Creationist lies carbon dating
Fact: Evolution is simply what several separate and unrelated lines of evidence converge upon.The fossil record, DNA similarities, geographic patterns, embryonic similarities, homologous structures, vestigial structures, phylogenetic similarities, various methods of dating (carbon, tree ring, radiometric, coral,etc) and other factors all independently point to evolution.It’s also important to keep in mind that evolution is independently supported by the various earth sciences (Biology, Geology, Geography, Paleontology, Anthropology, etc). Jackson (view more) -A debate an evolution blogger had with creation scientist Dr. Contains the converging lines of evidence for evolution, common creationist rebuttals to them, and responses to those rebuttals.Transitional Fossils: Archaeopteryx, Dinosaur-Bird Evolution and Creationism (view more) -Explains the transition from feathered dinosaurs to modern day birds. The First Americans and the Extinction of the Mammoths (and other Megafauna) (view more) -Explores the correlation between the arrival of humans into the Americas and extinction of mammoths and other megafauna in the Americas.To this day, a cottage industry that purports to “debunk” evolution exists in the form of books, lectures, videos, and even creation museums.
Since Origin of Species was published, the theory of evolution has been the source of much controversy, especially in religious circles.In fact, evolution far less accepted in the United States than in other advanced western countries.While this is not a specifically politically-based phenomenon it is far stronger among Republicans, where non-acceptance appears to be growing.In nature, where species must compete with each other for food and mating rights, only so many of them will be successful.In a given environment, species with certain traits will have certain advantages over others and therefore have much higher likelihood to survive and reproduce, thereby passing on the genetic traits that made them successful, while those without these traits will be less likely to survive and reproduce and therefore those traits that proved to be disadvantageous will be less likely to continually exist in a species. Sometimes species will spread out become isolated from each other, and the same species will exist in completely different environments. This will result in a different set of traits to be naturally selected (in real time, these small changes are known as micro evolution) and over millions of years, will result in gradual large-scale changes (macro evolution).