Summary: Is evolution a fact supported by science or is it a con popularized by atheistic scientists?
A popular biologist, Ernst Mayr, wrote, "No educated person any longer questions the validity of evolution, which we now know to be a simple fact." (Scientific American, July 2000). It is an interesting statement which mainstream society accepts, but is it true?
The first part of his statement is easy to prove wrong because there are actually thousands of educated scientists in America alone who question evolution. But he didn’t say that no educated scientist questions evolution, he said "no educated person". What about the thousands of ministers with Masters and Doctors degrees? I would think that the majority of them question evolution.
Then we could go into the other fields of study, such as, Education and Arts. Surely we could find many more educated people in those fields that question evolution.
Add all of these together and you quickly see how wrong Mayr was. Was Mayr that ignorant? I don’t think so (remember he is educated). That only leaves one other option, he intentionally lied.
The Validity of Evolution
What about the last part of his statement? Is the validity of evolution a simple fact?
One thing that most people do not realize (any educated scientist knows this) is that the main assumption of evolution has never been observed, has never been proved, has no evidence in the fossil record, has not been reproduced in the laboratory, and has a lot of unexplainable problems. Let me explain.
There are two types of evolution: microevolution and macroevolution. Microevolution is a small change which occurs within a species. Through time Americans have become taller. This is microevolution. Everyone, evolutionists and creationists alike, agree that microevolution occurs.
But evolutionists believe that these microevolutions accumulate to a point that one species starts changing into another species. This is macroevolution. According to evolution, this process started with a single celled amoeba and over a time span of millions of years gradually evolved into every species of the animal kingdom.
Since microevolutions occur, evolutionists assume that macroevolutions also occur. The only problem is that it has never been proven, not through fossils, not through observation, and not through scientific experiments.
Proof in the Fossil Record
If this gradual evolution of animals from one species to another really took place, there would be billions of fossils or archeological remains of the transitional forms (popularly known as the missing links) between species, but there is not. In fact, only two sets of fossils or remains come close.
One is the missing links from an ape to a human. I am sure that you have seen sketches of them. The artist’s rendition is convincing until you find out that each of those links is either all ape or all human. Not one of them is part ape and part human. Some of the apes in the progression look human, but all of their attributes are those of an ape, not human. The same is true of the humans in the progression. Where are the links that have some ape characteristics and some human characteristics? They are still missing.