Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Evolution Prologue

During the Cenozoic Era, the chickens would fry you!

The reason I started my scientific shenanigans was due to enraged arguments I'd been having with some particularly stubborn Christians over on An Uneducated Housewife's Guide to Politics.

The argument was about evolution - something I grew up being taught was a 'theory' only in the same way gravity was a theory.

There is a mountain of evidence proving that evolution was the journey life on Earth took. Yet in America, I'm astonished to find that millions of people don't believe in evolution - and some of them even adhere to the six day 'creation story' from the Bible!

Over on Coffee Bean's blog, things have got pretty heated. One woman dismissed evolution as an "outlandish claim" and another chap claimed: "There is not one fossil that has ever been discovered that supports Darwin's theory. Not a single one on the entire earth!"

Well, that's just rubbish.

So what I'm going to do it tell the story of life on Earth, as I've come to understand it - based on the evidence presented to me.

As I've said before, I'm not a scientist. I might muddle a few things up on the way - but at least what I'll present will be based on science and fact, not the pages of a storybook written two thousand years ago.