Tuesday, October 14, 2008
5 Extraordinary pieces of evidence for Evolution
There is a LOT of evidence for Evolution; Every scientist knows that.
Here's 5 of the most compelling pieces of evidence for Evolution. We've only touched on a little here. Perhaps I'll post some more later on.
5. We see all the processes occurring today that are needed for the Evolution of all life.
We've observed mutations add information, mutations create new features, mutations create beneficial new features, and mutations create new species. Nothing more is needed for the entire Evolutionary tract of life.
Drug Resistance in bacteria has been proven to be a mutation, not adaptation:
4. Evidence from Geographic Distribution
Basically, life on isolated parts of the planet(IE the Galapagos) is radically different from anywhere else, providing strong evidence that it has evolved separately and differently over time.
3. Vestigiality and "Stupid Design".
Quite simply, life and the universe do not looked designed by an Intelligent Designer, but rather a natural, blind watchmaker. In other words, life looks like "Stupid Design". There's useless parts and useless DNA that can only be explained with Evolution: At one time in the past, they were useful.
For examples of "Stupid Design", see:
See the book: "Why Darwin Matters: The Case against Intelligent Design"
All of life is amazingly similar in chemistry and anatomy, which shows we are all related. What is even more amazing is when one compares anatomy and chemistry, and divides all of life into a tree based on who has what features, you get the same tree of Evolution. The anatomy and Chemistry of all organisms ever on Earth lines up perfectly with the Evolutionary tree.
For more, see:
The Book: "Your Inner Fish"
Homology is not a circular argument:
1. The Fossil Record
The fossil record is perhaps the most compelling evidence for Evolution. We see an amazing, slow, steady progression of Evolution throughout the fossil record around the world with thousands of transitional fossil forming an amazing tree of life. When these fossils are dated, they again line up perfectly.
For examples of the thousands of transitional fossils, and more on the fossil record, see:
See the book: "Your Inner Fish"