the theory of evolution is that an animal by passing on its genes can adapt to its environment for example the rhea (which lives in south America), Moa (which lives in new zea…land) and the ostrich (which lives in Africa) all developed from the same ancestor they new this from looking at them they all have long legs , long legs , feathers and the same shaped body
Yes, by definition evolution is a theory (hence it is called the 'theory of evolution'). Despite what some would try to argue, this is not a statement against evolution's cr…edibility and the concepts involved. Rather, it is a statement of complete and unanimous support by the scientific community, which finds evolution to be the simplest and most logical explanation for the phenomena involved, as well as fitting the evidence, providing predictions which can be tested and passing all tests that ever attempted to break it. Another answer It is also a hypothesis, a fact and a process, and none of these are a problem either. However, as much as some would like to see this as a problem, we must first note what a theory is. In scientific terms, a theory is a hypothesis which has been experimentally confirmed, has made accurate predictions about phenomena, accommodates all known facts about the subject, and is widely accepted as correct. We must contrast this definition with that often used by those who don't understand it; in that case, a theory would be more correctly referred to by the term hypothesis, which is an explanation of something but which has yet to be experimentally confirmed. So in basic terms, a theory is an idea which - after a lot of testing and experimentation and criticism and debate - has been determined to fit all the facts, explain those facts consistently, and make reliable predictions. In short, it's about as close as you can get to certainty. The vast majority of the scientific community - about 99.9% of all qualified scientists - accept it as such. There is no better explanation of how life on earth came to be the way it is now.
it is backed up by scientific evidence.
The Theory of Evolution is a scientific theory. A scientific theory is effectively a theorem, which is what the layman would call a theory (complicated, I know), which has bee…n rigorously tested and is believed to be true.
The generally accepted theory of evolution by natural selection was proposed by Charles Darwin
Evolution describes the process of change in living organisms. The theory of evolution proposes that collectively, organisms change over time. These organisms aquire mutiple …changes over (geological) time and become differentiated from the original population into a new species. It also proposes that if you follow any two species backward in development far enough, you will find a COMMON ancestor from which the two developed but resembles them very little. It also forwards the idea that all life on Earth is related, even if it is only very distantly in time.
The theory of evolution is that all living things come from other living things.
Why might others in Darwin's time have considered his theory of evolution against their religious beliefs?
According to my belief in the Bible, God created all of creation in 6 days. Darwin's theory contradicts this theory in that creation evolved in a series of millions or possibl…y billions of years. As a creationist, I believe that the world has only lived for only some thousand or tens of thousands of years, but not millions or billions of years. Also, evolution's belief of rock layers defining periods of time is being proved wrong as examples of small floods show that many layers of rocks and sediment can be created through a period of a couple of hours. Believing that the atmosphere contained most of the water in the time before the great flood, the release of that flood would have created devastating results and for canyons, mountains, valleys, and innumerable layers of rock and sediment in a matter of a day. This world is too complex to be created by chance and mutation. This world was created by my all-powerful and loving God.
Modern evolutionary theories are still based off of Charles Darwin's theories of evolution published in 1859. They have yet been proven as scientifically inadequate or incorre…ct, nor have new, more plausible theories been created so Darwin's theories are still the basis for modern evolutionary science.
Because it is an internally consistent explanation of a mechanism of evolution that is supported by many lines of converging evidence, that has been repeatedly tested and is c…apable of making testable predictions. Pretty much the scientific definition of theory.
It is considered a theory because it is substantiated by evidence. In the scientific sense, a theory is a proposition that is supported by evidence, either direct or indirect.… With out some of observable evidence, it is only a hypothesis. Theories CAN be changed or proven false as new information is learned or as the INTERPRETATION of information is changed. Evolutionary theory can be said to be true, as the theory itself has evolved over time! :)
I accept the modern theory of evolution by natural selection. You can not just on a whim put forth a scientific theory. I suggest you access a good dictionary. The scientific …meaning of " theory " is generally the primary meaning.
It has been put to rigorous testing over 150 years and has stood that test. It best explains the data. It is supported by massive amounts of evidence from several disciplines.… Actually, it is no longer just Darwin's theory but has been modified to some degree in that 150 years. For instance, Darwin was wrong about the hereditary mechanisms.
Because 1) the theory of Evolution (humans evolving from simpler forms of life) challenges a traditional Judeo-Christian religious belief that humans were created by a supreme… being at a specific moment in time and 2) the majority of Americans claim to be either Jewish or Christian (creating a large body of belief in divine creation.) Within the Scientific 'truth-system', this 'divine creation' belief is a theory. Within the Christian 'truth-system' it must be fact. (From a Christian perspective the belief in divine creation is one of the fundamental supports to the structure of Christian beliefs.)
evolution is considered a theory and not a hypothesis or law because there is no real proof or evidence to prove evolution.
If the theory of evolution is fake how would you explain the skeletons considering were proven real?
Most people that dispute it don't dispute it in it's entirety. Humans do adapt and life forms evolve, just the rate is an unknown or how environmental factors effect it and wh…ich one(s) It also does not rule out Creation both could actually coexist.
1- Natural selections and mutations 2- Speciation and macroevolution 3- Fossil records 4- Strong connections between current species 5- Theory of common concent