Well, first i thought it was a very inappropriate question, you know, for the presidency to be decided on a scientific matter,” he said. “I think it’s a theory…the theory of evolution and I don’t accept it as a theory. But I think the creator that i know, you know created us, every one of us and created the universe and the precise time and manner and all. I just don’t think we’re at the point where anybody has absolute proof on either side.”
People just don’t get it. The word “theory” in science does not mean a wild guess with no evidence.
In science a “theory” is a tool to predict and explain observable and observed facts. The theory of evolution (theory of common descent) is the best explanation for the observed facts about life on earth. The facts include transitional fossils, observation of new species being created, breeding experiments, molecular genetics, molecular biology, chemistry, morphology changes in relation to geographic location, etc.
If bank tellers and customers all identify a particular man as a bank robber and he is captured by police while he is holding a gun inside the bank, the THEORY is that he robbed the bank. It is a theory until the trial, and then he is convicted after the evidence is presented. A jury would not find the robber innocent because scientists could not PROVE how fast his heart was beating while he was conducting the robbery. There are always more details to fill in, sometimes big ones, but the jury looks at the most significant evidence.
Someone should obviously take time to show Ron Paul the evidence: like begets like, offspring are slightly different from parents due to genetic mutations and environmental pressures AND over huge amounts of time this results in different species.
What is so hard about that? You are surrounded by evidence. You aren’t going to find a sudden jump from a single celled organism to a walrus because change is gradual. But you can observe radical change in biology from one form to another: The little clump of cells you started as, for example, looked NOTHING like you look today. No head, no arms, no legs, nothing! Yet, it grew and divided in a few short years, it evolved from a ball of cells into a full human being.
CHECK THIS OUT: THIS IS A HUMAN BEING :
If you don’t believe in evolution, explain how this microscopic ball of cells becomes a recognizable human being using only your own theory of life. The theory of evolution includes facts about cells and DNA which DO explain how these cells take on a human form and more detail is being added every day.
I can’t find an explanation of this observed fact anywhere in the bible, however. Is there some lost Book of Ron or something that says, “And lo, the Holy Spirit divides the holy blastula into several tiny angels. The two Angels of Arms, the two Angels of Legs, and the Angel of the Head …. ” I think not.