It explains why fossils are arranged in the strata in the very order that they are, and how this correlates to modern fauna—even in terms of geography (for example, the evolution of modern apes is found in Africa, the only continent where apes exist).
Evolution explains why organisms have such DNA and anatomical similarities.
Anti-evolution arguments are a collection of logical fallacies, most often straw man arguments that don’t take the actual available evidence into account.
Since Origin of Species was published, the theory of evolution has been the source of much controversy, especially in religious circles.
“I find a nebula beautiful therefore it was designed” and “how can you possibly think we are animals” only shows the egocentric nature of creationist thought.
What Evolution IS, why it’s a fact, and why Creationism is a farce To oversimplify, Evolution is the gradual change in species over time.
In fact, evolution far less accepted in the United States than in other advanced western countries.
According to Evolution Outreach: Acceptance of evolution is essential for the advancement of medicine, agriculture, phenomena that are biological in nature, and other areas of science, such as geoscience (Dobzhansky 1973; Fail 2008; Gould 2002; Mayr 1982)…Low levels of evolution understanding and acceptance may have a negative effect on scientific developments and support for science by society (Miller et al. Evolution is the only theory which can explain the diversity of life and how it came to be.
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).
Creationism and non-acceptance of Evolution While often laughed off as the realm of hucksters and religious zealots, this industry contains many persuasive writers/debaters and a large portion of the United States continues to deny evolution.
Creationist arguments are often clever and in line with folk reasoning (which rarely aligns with complicated science).