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The "theory of evolution" has been backed by facts... a theory, in terms of science, does not mean a guess... it is scientifically backed with supporting facts.
A scientific theory attempts to explain a broad set of phenomena by positing a mechanism... in the case of evolution, one of the mechanisms is natural selection (among other posited theories). You are misinterpreting the term "theory" here... a classic anti science mistake.
If you have no alternative, accept the current facts, or grumble in the corner away from informed discussion like an angry, stubborn old man.
vhb: Why is it only the 'human' evolved? and did so in only 3.4 million years if you recognize "Lucy" to be the breakout bi-pedal hominid. The 350 million year old shark specie should rule the planet.
peter vlar; Where exactly do you come up with only humans or hominids evolved? It simply isn't the case. Lucy wasn't even the first bipedal hominid, Ardipithecus Ramidus, while not fully bipedal like A. Afarensis, was still fully capable of bipedalism and is more representative of a transitional form from our more chimpanzee like ancestry whereas A. Afarensis had a gait, foot and walking style nearly indistinguishable from our own as evidenced by the Laetoli Footprints. Your timeline is a little off though as "our" lineage diverged from the lineage that gave rise to Chimpanzee and then Bonobo at least 8MA so more than double your timeline based on Lucy( who wasn't even the first Australopithecine species either). Take it back another step further and primates have been evolving their way towards what we see today for at least 55 MA and possibly as long as 70-75MA. It's not nearly as simple as the arbitrary line you are drawing in the sand with a question mark next to it.
petervlar: I think it's fair to say that in their own ecological niche, the more aggressive Sharks do in fact rule their domain. We would not and do not fair very well in their territory judging by the increasing number of surfers who lose limbs. Nor will they do very well on land. You make it sound like evolution has a goal or an end game it is trying to achieve. It's only goal is in preserving and passing on genetic codes. There is no such thing as more evolved or less evolved or devolution for that matter
originally posted by: artistpoet
I am saying that the theory of evolution is a theory
Theory's are based on evidence
Until indisputable proof is provided it is not a fact it is a theory
If you believe evolution is a fact that is merely belief
It would be more honest to say here is some evidence for our theory which is yet to be proven fully
It would be disingenuous to say it is a fact