Evolution happens - creatures evolve. We evolved from earlier forms. The evidence is there, the mechanisms are well understood. The evolutionary model makes successful predictions all the time. The Theory of Evolution is a solid as atomic theory, tectonic plate theory, and the germ theory of disease.
Many creationists believe in natural evolution - they believe God set off the Big Bang and let it run from there. Others believe the Book of Genesis is 100% factual history. So there is no consistent "creationism" viewpoint.
So the argument is really "evolution acceptance" versus "evolution denial", where evolution denial is no different than any other form of reality denial. Evolution denial = Holocaust denial = lunar landing denial = round Earth denial.
Evolution-deniers claim Evolution is "only a theory". But in science, any complex model in science is called a "theory". The theory that life evolved from earlier life is as well supported as the "theories" that the continents drift, that germs cause disease and that stuff is made of atoms. You can bet you life on all of those "theories".
Evolution-deniers claim there is no evidence for Evolution. This is a lie. Here are a long list of strong evidence for evolution, and even a list of how you'd disprove evolution, and why the evidence supports evolution:
Evolution-deniers claim scientists are "abandoning" evolution because some scientists signed a statement saying they are skeptical that Darwinian evolution accounts for all the variation in the species. But (1) this doesn't mean those scientists believe it takes divine or non-natural intervention for evolution to happen, and (2) the list is a FRAUD:
Not only that, but there are nearly 12,000 Christian CLERGY who've signed a statement supporting evolution and rejecting the teaching of creationism as science. Science isn't about voting, but even if it was, evolution still wins.
Evolution-deniers claim the fossil record does not support evolution, and that there are no intermediate species. This is an outright lie. Here is an "Old Earth Creationist" explaining about all sorts of intermediate species and how the fossil record absolutely supports evolution: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9a-lFn4hqY
Evolution-deniers, unable to refute the actual theory of evolution, then say "evolution doesn't explain the creation of the first life or the creation of the universe." That is also dishonest, because the theory of evolution doesn't ATTEMPT to explain those. It has nothing to do with those. The birth of the universe is cosmology, not evolution. And non-life to life is abiogenesis. We don't YET know how abiogenesis happened, but here is one hypothesis:
Evolution-deniers claim we've never SEEN evolution - that's a lie, because we have:
So only by rejecting knowledge and denying reality (or by lying) can you deny that life evolved and continues to evolve.
And to Hitchhiker above me - I'm amazed that you give examples of science making corrections as something negative. Science discovers its own frauds and errors and fixes them. It updates its books. Religions just "reinterpret" their books, or decide some parts (e.g. Leviticus) are "archaic". I happen to think hundreds of years of relentless investigation, admitting mistakes and correcting them is a better path to truth than thousands of years of dogma and denial.
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