Evolution, Human Evolution, Theory Of Evolution


Before moving on, I'd like to clarify something. I happen to be a strong advocate of scientific research, exploration, and development. Scientific discoveries have certainly benefitted mankind in many ways, ranging from luxuries to health. Scientific theories are a natural by-product of the business of pursuing the "hows" and "whys" of the laws of nature. Unfortunately, however, there's a dark side to scientific study which cannot be taken lightly. As stimulating and as uplifting as the study of nature may be at times, allowing emotion and zeal to overshadow truth and objectivity is not in the interest of science and certainly not in the interest of a public eager to understand the world it lives in. And I, for one, am not in favor of accepting theories as facts simply because they have been "long held." Theories do not turn into facts merely because they have been around for so long that we've grown accustomed to them. To be accepted as fact, a theory must still be proven. And clinging to theories of evolution in the face of hard contradictory evidence which render evolution more a fantasy than a reality, is about as unscientific as you can get, not to mention insulting to the intelligence of every human being who is subjected to such stubbornness in the name of science.


Fortunately, there's a growing list of competent scientists who are abandoning old, outdated, and disproven theories of evolution. Evidently, clinging to evolution has little to do with the business of being a scientist. If this trend continues, we may someday boast a scientific community which is honest in its search for the truth and all its ramifications. Who knows what discoveries lie on this relatively new frontier.