Evolution: It's Just Another Religion.
Just how much real evidence is there for evolution? Are there so many facts that we can take the word theory and disregard it completely? There are those who think so and they do so without asking does the study of evolution meet all the criteria for true scientific investigation?
Empirical science uses careful observation and testing of certain facts of nature. Theories are postulated to try to explain those facts. Experiments are the testing of those theories. The most important requirement of empirical science is that something can only be studied if it is observable.
Macro evolution, the changing of one species into another, because of its gradual changes over long periods of time, is something that cannot be witnessed by any human and is unobservable and is based on an assumption as supported by Theodosius Dobzhansky who stated: that “There is no way toward an understanding of the mechanism of macroevolutionary changes, which require time on a geological scale, other than through a full comprehension of the microevolutionary processes observable within the human lifetime. For this reason we are compelled at the present level of knowledge reluctantly to put a sign of equality between the mechanisms of micro- and macroevolution, and proceeding on this assumption, to push our investigations as far as this working hypothesis will permit. This statement is quoted from Dobzhansky’s “Genetics and the Origin of Species” (1937) which proposed a fusion of Darwinism and genetics known as Modern Synthesis.
Dr. Paul R. Ehrlich, PhD, another noted evolutionist, stated that the theory of evolution “cannot be refuted by any possible observations” and thus is “outside of empirical science.”
Micro and Macro Evolution verses Variation
Of the two types of evolution, micro and macro, only micro evolution is observable. Micro evolution is small-scale hereditary changes in organisms resulting in the formation of slightly differing new varieties of that organism such as within a species of animal especially over a short period of time.
Macro evolution is a hypothetical process of unlimited variation that evolutionists believe transforms one kind of organism into another kind such as reptiles into birds or apes into humans. There is some debate as to how or whether evolution may explain large-scale changes, an increase in genetic information, and the introduction of newly evolved genes.
Variation, a genetic term is used to describe characteristic changes within certain individual or groups of species. That is, a species carries similar genetic information as in humans. People have different color hair, eye shape, nose length, and physical stature, these differences, based on the extent of the variation potential of their genetic information determines the characteristic changes that may occur within that species. These changes are apparent based on existing genetic information and not from any new genetic information claimed to be part of the same gene pool.
Study Must Meet Certain Standards
Major evolutionary changes to living organisms and their offspring are said to occur over extremely long periods of time. Theodosius Dobzhansky also stated that when evolutionary changes happen they are by nature “unique, unrepeatable, and irreversible.” He said “the applicability of the experimental method to the study of such unique historical processes is severely restricted.” Therefore, without observation, repeatability, and testability the subject of study becomes a unique experience such as the fall of the Roman Empire which is of importance as an historical event only. The criteria of observation, repeatability, and testability are not viable unless those standards are met.
A Matter of Faith
To accept the theory of Evolution as fact one must start with an answer and then look for evidence to support it. Evolution is not observable, repeatable, nor able to be refuted and therefore can not be studied by empirical science as it does not qualify as fact or theory. It can only be accepted by its believers on the basis of faith!