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Evolution -- it's only a theory, not a fact?

Posted by Racer on September 5, 2007, at 21:43:09

[long line of phrases indicating incredulity deleted]

I'm taking physical anthropology. I live in Silicon Valley. Today, I discovered that one of my lab partners does not believe in evolution, and thinks the classic "if humans evolved from apes, why are there still apes?" is a great argument against evolution.

Admittedly, my belief in evolution is analogous to faith, since I've never seen a fossil -- although I've seen pictures, etc -- and I have to take it on faith that the scientists who write the articles are correct in their conclusions, and that the scientists who review the work for journals are also on the ball. So, a lot of it I take on faith.

I've read that there are people who really and truly do not believe in evolution, but I don't think I've ever met one before. It was a real shock for me.

And, in his favor, he did say he was taking the class to see if it could convince him.

By the way, I do know why we still have apes...




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