Of course they aren't. Our knowledge is far from complete, I doubt it will ever be complete, so it would be foolish to try and make theories absolute or permanent. The greatest strength of science is its ability to reassess it's conclusions and alter its findings in light of new evidence and a better interpretation of the evidence....but if there is one thing we know theories are not permanent in science.
Only because evolution is the theory that best accounts for the evidence we have. Someday we may develop another theory that better explains our observations and the evidence but for now evolution explains it best.You are using preliminary evidence (evolution) from a field that is in its infancy (science) to argue fact and reality.
You're essentially correct except that there's no justification for the certainty of the first sentence. It may or may not, neither of us knows at this point in time.Another theory will come along in some time and invalidate Darwin's theory of evolution. Maybe it will incorporate some elements. That's the way science works. New theories come along and dismiss old ones.
And you know this how?I am glad we are discussing the topic of evolution. For a scientific theory it is built on very unscientific grounds.
I don't concur with your conclusion.It jumps to drastic conclusions based on unsubstantiated evidence. And no I am not speaking from ignorance and stupidity.
Questions like these expose a lack of knowledge about evolution. They don't deserve a serious response.We evolved from primates? Is there any substantial evidence that primates are evolving into humans in our modern world?
Why do we not see intermediate forms of species?
From 2008:If the evolutionary process is a fact there should many traces of it in the present. New discoveries should strengthen the theory.
Bacteria make major evolutionary shift in the lab - life - 09 June 2008 - New ScientistA major evolutionary innovation has unfurled right in front of researchers' eyes. It's the first time evolution has been caught in the act of making such a rare and complex new trait.
And because the species in question is a bacterium, scientists have been able to replay history to show how this evolutionary novelty grew from the accumulation of unpredictable, chance events.
But sometime around the 31,500th generation, something dramatic happened in just one of the populations - the bacteria suddenly acquired the ability to metabolise citrate, a second nutrient in their culture medium that E. coli normally cannot use.
Indeed, the inability to use citrate is one of the traits by which bacteriologists distinguish E. coli from other species. The citrate-using mutants increased in population size and diversity.
"It's the most profound change we have seen during the experiment. This was clearly something quite different for them, and it's outside what was normally considered the bounds of E. coli as a species, which makes it especially interesting," says Lenski.
In the meantime, the experiment stands as proof that evolution does not always lead to the best possible outcome. Instead, a chance event can sometimes open evolutionary doors for one population that remain forever closed to other populations with different histories.
Lenski's experiment is also yet another poke in the eye for anti-evolutionists, notes Jerry Coyne, an evolutionary biologist at the University of Chicago. "The thing I like most is it says you can get these complex traits evolving by a combination of unlikely events," he says. "That's just what creationists say can't happen."
I'm curious, from whence did you learn what the final form of any living thing is?Evolution supposedly takes millions of years. Are we observing partially evolved species? No plants and animals are fully formed.
No, not perfectly, and historically the Earth has been much less hospitable to human life. The fact that humans can live here at all is due to something called adaptation. It's a part of the evolutionary process.Yet the earth perfectly accommodates human life.
I was trying to think of an educated response to such a nonsensical comment but in the end I can only say bullshit.Humans are more highly evolved and complicate species then animals.