There has been no other scientific theory more thoroughly studied than evolution, and the vast majority of scientists say it is proven.
Evolution has been proven to a scientific standard to the satisfaction of most scientists today. Still, the internet probably has more information from creationists about how there is proof against evolution than solid scientific data. So is there really any proof of evolution, or will it always be a point of contention between science and religion?
The Proof That Evolution Happens
I'm not a scientist, and none of what I write in this article would be considered proof of anything to a scientific standard, because I didn't do any experiments, barely any research, I didn't write down my findings except here, and I don't actually have a clue about what I'm talking about.
What I can tell you is that I have heard that bacteria evolve resistance to antibiotics, and there are new versions of the flu virus each year.
Insects evolve resistance to pesticides, and that is why some of the old insect killers like DDT are no longer effective, or at least they weren't to the bugs that developed the resistance.
In my country Australia, we see that the aboriginal people in the desert are taller and thinner than the people who live by the sea.
We have fossil records of neanderthals, and other part-human, part-ape creatures, which point to an evolution of men out of apes.
Granted there are a few missing links, but not many, given there is no other scientifically logical explanation, and that is proof enough of evolution to the un-biased scientist.
None of this is good enough for the creationist, but to those open to listening, I'll explain it another way. Every time a baby is born, you don't look at them as a human, but a unique mathematical DNA formula, which has never existed before.
Many mutations occur in just one generation of humans, as our DNA has a built-in mechanism to not just copy itself, but to change into many completely new versions of the same species.
Often people forget about all of the miscarriages, and stillborns. The children who die young, because their genetic formula was too different for them to even survive.
This is where evolution happens, mutation, and survival of the fittest. All of the variation in the world today comes from random mutations of trillions upon trillions of different generations of one species or another, and the only ones that are left are those that survived to reproduce successfully.
Did I Give you Proof of Evolution?
I expect to get many comments on this article from people who disagree with evolution, and I find that fair enough. As I say, I don't know what I'm talking about, although I believe there is proof of evolution, very good proof, or at least overwhelming evidence, and I challenge anyone to come up with scientific proof of the existence of God, the intelligent design of all life on Earth, and that the examples of evolution I gave didn't happen.
The argument tends to go round in circles when you find out that their proof is that God himself told us in the bible that he created all things in six days.
There are many Christians or religious people who believe in evolution but still follow their faith and believe in God, they just need to have a slightly less literal interpretation of their scriptures.