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The evidence for evolution comes from every branch of science that remotely interacts with organisms. This includes, to name but a few, anatomy, biology, embryology, genetics, neurobiology, and paleontology – which in turn includes every sub-field of these sciences, such as anthropology, biogeography, chronological dating, comparative anatomy, fossils, molecular biology, and the list goes on and on and on and on…
The point being here is that everything we objectively know about the natural world both supports and improves the theory of evolution by natural selection, whether we like it or not! This is 9 Proofs of Evolution – Why Evolution is True.
Now to present all of the evidence for evolution would take eons, and would bore even Darwin, Dawkins and Jay Gould, and so if you’re really interested in reviewing all of the overwhelming evidence for evolution, then this video isn’t it… what it is, however, is just nine lines of evidence from several fields of study which by themselves alone make a very convincing case.
Needles to say, please watch the video for an adequate explanation of each line of evidence, as what follows is just a brief outline (due to a cap on description length).
1. Forelimbs of Whales:
Within their flippers, whales have, just like the forelimbs of land mammals, finger, hand, wrist, and arm bones, which can be easily explained if these bones are repurposed forelimbs, but are remarkably hard to explain if they’re not, as after all, these bones have very little in common with non-mammal fins, and yet a great deal in common with the forelimbs of land mammals.
2. Hind legs of Whales:
Whales have strange bones that look like shrivelled hip, thigh and shin bones where land mammals have hind legs, and some of these bones, such as these (on screen) from a bowhead whale, even have what appears to be a ball and socket joint… further still, palaeontologists have found numerous species within the fossil record that have unique similarities with whales, but also varying sizes of hind legs.
3. Left recurrent Laryngeal nerve in Mammals:
Without getting to technical, this nerve runs from the brain to the voice box, which should be a distance of a few inches, but instead it goes down into the chest, loops around a main artery, and then goes back up to the voice box, which in the case of the giraffe results in a 15 foot detour… “A mistake that no engineer would ever make!”
However, in animals without a neck, such as fish, the most direct route for this nerve is indeed by navigating round the artery, and hence, if mammals evolved from fish-like ancestors, we can easily explain why this absurd design exists. But if, on the other hand, we want to insist that it was deliberately created this way by a designer, then, well, we certainly can’t call this designer intelligent…
Unfortunately, due to a cap on description length, you’ll have to watch the video to see 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9.
DNA Similarity Explained:
Within this video I mention that we share X% of our DNA with certain organisms, and I stress and emphasis the words ‘of comparable DNA’ because that exactly what it is… of the DNA ‘that is comparable’, we share X% with these organisms. However, there is plenty of DNA in all of these organisms that is so different to ours that it can’t be compared, and this is why some studies show as low as a 90% similarity between humans and chimps, while other studies show as high as 99% similarity. It all depends on how you measure it.
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