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Five Proofs of Evolution (EvolutionFaq)

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The Universal Genetic Code

"All cells on Earth, from our white blood cells, to simple bacteria, to cells in the leaves of trees, are capable of reading any piece of DNA from any life form on Earth. This is very strong evidence for a common ancestor from which all life descended." -[EvolutionFaq]

This only is evidence for evolution if you rule out a creator reusing his patterns.

Fossil Record

"The fossil record shows that the simplest fossils will be found in the oldest rocks" -[EvolutionFaq]

1. Evolutionists assume these rocks are hundreds of millions of years old. How have those fossils survived so long?

2. Living fossils, or fossils of animals who exist today, have been found in ancient rocks. How have they not evolved into more complex forms after millions of years of evolution.

3. There are measurable levels of Carbon-14 in these "ancient rocks." How could this be if the half life of carbon-14 is 5,730. Shouldn't all of the carbon have decayed after hundreds of millions of years?

4. Fossils found in deep strata could simply be due to the Noah's Flood.

5. There hasn't been any extremely simple life found in the fossil record. The life we've found is already complex.

"and it can also show a smooth and gradual transition from one form of life to another." -[EvolutionFaq]

1. Missing links falsify this claim. There are fossils that appear abruptly in the fossil record. This negates the assertion that we can find slow and gradual transitions.

2. There is an explosion of life in the lowest level of the crust that contains fossils. This is inconsistent with the idea that all life evolved from one ancestor and 100% consistent that fossils being in deep levels under ground is due to Noah's Flood.

Genetic Commonalities

"Human beings have approximately 96% of genes in common with chimpanzees, about 90% of genes in common with cats (source), 80% with cows (source), 75% with mice (source), and so on. This does not prove that we evolved from chimpanzees or cats, though, only that we shared a common ancestor in the past. And the amount of difference between our genomes corresponds to how long ago our genetic lines diverged." -[EvolutionFaq]

This does not prove we evolved from a common ancestor. It can easily be reinterpreted to show a common designer.

Common Traits in embryos

"Humans, dogs, snakes, fish, monkeys, eels (and many more life forms) are all considered "chordates" because we belong to the phylum Chordata. One of the features of this phylum is that, as embryos, all these life forms have gill slits, tails, and specific anatomical structures involving the spine. For humans (and other non-fish) the gill slits reform into the bones of the ear and jaw at a later stage in development. But, initially, all chordate embryos strongly resemble each other. In fact, pig embryos are often dissected in biology classes because of how similar they look to human embryos. These common characteristics could only be possible if all members of the phylum Chordata descended from a common ancestor." " -[EvolutionFaq]

Again, having something in common doesn't support common decent unless a designer is ruled out.

Bacterial Resistance to Antibiotics

"Bacteria colonies can only build up a resistance to antibiotics through evolution. It is important to note that in every colony of bacteria, there are a tiny few individuals which are naturally resistant to certain antibiotics. This is because of the random nature of mutations." -[EvolutionFaq]

There are bacteria everywhere, so many bacteria that we would be certain there would be bacteria that do have resistance to antibiotics. Creationists don't deny that MICRO-evolution is possible. We believe that MACRO-evolution is impossible. To develop resistance to antibiotics would only require micro-evolution, which creationists don't deny. This does not, in any way, show that we evolved from a common ancestor.