Vaporman wrote:I made a point to call it a theory becuase people often tend to forget that it still only JUST a theory that the public schools try to indoctrinated us with since grade school all the way up thru the overpriced liberal universities.
Again, you say theory like it is a bad thing. Theory isn't just any idea, it is a specific idea that allows people to predict results of tests and has not been disproved. It isn't a matter of people repeating it over and over and over. It is a matter of people testing
it over and over and over, and none of those tests prove it wrong. To flip the argument around, would you say that gravity is "just people repeating it over and over again", because that is what is taught? Certainly not, right? And are you saying that overpriced conservative universities don't teach evolution in their science classes?
Let's be honest, there's not much in the way of fossil record to back up evolution
This is entirely not true. I could spend pages and pages and pages explaining different fossil sequences that support evolution if you want.
and there's no easy way to really test out macro evolution. That test would take 100 million years to conduct and by then if evolution is true we may have evolved into a totally different species by then.
And micro evolution is a different beast in and of itself and even if some silly tests 'prove' micro evolution that doesn't necessarily mean macro evolution is equally true...
Micro and macro evolution are generally made-up terms used primarily by creationists to be able to accept some empirical evidence while rejecting other evidence that doesn't fit into their schema. Besides, if "micro evolution" occurs, over a couple thousand years, why is it so hard to accept that the end result will be very different than the starting point? Another comparison - you and I start walking from the same point. I walk in a straight line for 1000', you deviate to the left 1 inch for every foot. Sure, it doesn't look like much at the start - there isn't much change. At the end, though, you end up 83' away from me. Small changes add up to big changes.
Not really wanting to start a full on debate, just defending my position.
Well, I always chime in when people discuss this, and this is certainly a more civil forum than most.
Just going to add - nothing wrong with defending your position, and I certainly respect peoples right to believe what they choose. Like I said, though, the facts don't require belief.