So before I start anything, who here is actually interested in discussing the evidence for evolution? I'm not looking to convince you of the factual nature of evolution because I could honestly care less. I'd care slightly more if I met you people in person, but still marginally above 0. Even if you somehow become convinced of the scientific validity of evolution, you still don't have to accept it. I encourage you all to look up Todd Wood, a creationist who accurately depicts evolution as supported by mounds of scientific evidence but does not accept it because he believes the Bible does not allow him to.
What I would like to do, though, is to have an discussion about evolution that will hopefully increase the accurate representation of evolution for all parties involved, including myself. No matter what you believe or why you believe it, God demands we give an accurate account of things. No exceptions. So even if evolution is the most Satanic thing of all time, misrepresenting it for the purposes of discrediting it is still a sin. A sin that can be easily corrected, but a sin nonetheless. And not only is it a sin, it is not pragmatic to do so, for the truth is a much stronger weapon than misinformation. So if there are some among you that realllllllly desire for your words to debunk evolution or convince someone that evolution is wrong, the most pious and effective way to do that is to learn the ins-and-outs of evolution and talk about them accurately.
So now that the prolouge's done, who would actually like to discuss the evidence for evolution? And if you would, did you have something in mind, or would you like to pick a piece of evidence from this site, or would you like me to bring up a piece of evidence first?
ETA: Oh, and just as a reminder to keep everyone on track, evolution is the change in allele frequency in a population over time. The theory of evolution is all the mechanisms that are proposed to accomplish this, such as natural selection, random mutation, neutral drift, horizontal gene transfer, etc. Speciation, or the branching off of one distinct population from another due to some form of isolation mechanism, is a result of evolution over usually long periods of time. Descent with modification is a conclusion given evolution and based on multiple independent lines of evidence, or depending on how you look at it another definition of evolution, that states that lifeforms give rise to further life forms that are slightly modified from their ancestor. The conclusion of descent with modification is that all life can be traced back to one or more universal common ancestors. Further evidence would make a single or multiple common ancestors more or less probable. Hopefully these basic definitions can streamline the discussion.
Edited by HumbleThinker, 08 December 2013 - 09:16 AM.