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Doubters of Darwin, here's your evidence. According to researchers from the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma, swallows are evolving before our eyes, developing shorter wings to help them maneuver and avoid cars. Continue Reading

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  1. Marshall Connolly
    2 years ago

    I'm reading old and discredited stock arguments against evolution in the comments. This is a problem because we as a Church face a new, bolder, and well versed enemy in the new, militant atheism. This is a new and unique threat that has emerged since September 11, 2001.

    Few Catholics seem to grasp that we face a new enemy that is more powerful and vehement than ever before. Will the Church survive? Of course it will. However, how will you or your children fare?

    In order to refute the attacks made against us as Catholics, we need to become better educated and well versed in the language and the ideas these people will use to undermine the Faith.

    Making old remarks such as "adaptation is not evolution" and "evolution is just a theory" doesn't cut it any more. These are swiftly refuted and when people make these claims, and claimants lose all credibility in discussion because it reveals they do not have a basic grasp of evolution by natural selection as presented by Charles Darwin and Alfred Russell Wallace.

    As Christians we need to stop with the reflexive Darwin = evil reactions and start learning our science if we wish to reverse the tide that is rising against the Faith.

    Yes, the old Church hastily criticized Darwinian evolution. Yes Pope Paul VI had some choice words. However, since then, the weight of the evidence has mounted, consistent with the scientific theory.

    Like God, science is true whether you believe in it or not because science is a deliberate expression of the mind of God. Our challenge is to prevent those who would divorce the two and employ science as a weapon to convert the faithful to an empty existence of unbelief from doing so. We can only doing that by understanding the science as well as they do--if not better, and to restore God as the penultimate and deliberate creator that He is.

    In the days to come, I'll produce another article with the aim of helping in this regard.

    There's a war going on for your mind and the minds of your children. You may think you're immune and your loved ones safe.

    You'd be wrong.

    You need the armor of reason (science) and the sword of faith to win.

  2. Frederick Liewehr
    2 years ago

    There is no doubt that change and adaptation can occur within a species; this is not contested by creationists. However, the statement that "(evolution) it is a genuine mechanism by which new species evolve" is patently false for many reasons too numerous to list here. Suffice it to say that there are a few famous examples of intraspecies adaptation, but any interspecies evolution is merely analogy or what some noted scientists call "evolutionary Just So stories" which are the fruit of these so-called scientists' imaginations. I suggest anyone interested get a copy of "Objections Sustained" by PHillip E. Johnson for a review of this subject.

  3. MMW
    2 years ago

    Is it really evolution or ADAPTATION? You did not address the FACT that Evolution is a THEORY, which means it has NOT been proven! Your comment " the vast majority of scientists have long reached a consensus" does not prove evolution as FACT! Just because you reach a consensus does not mean it is the correct one! Also there are more than just Protestant Fundamentalists that disbelieve Darwin and his THEORY!

  4. Jerry N
    2 years ago

    Why do articles as useless and inane as this one get selected for publication?

    Of course species adapt to their environment on occasion. Denying that is like denying that pure dog breeds were not bred by humans into what they are. Humans are taller on average than we used to be 500 years ago also. This is news?

    What in blue blazes does this have to do with proving or denying Darwinian evolution theory? Nothing as far as I can tell. It just seems to be an article by another arrogant leftist who thinks that those who question certain aspects of evolutionary theory are ignorant.

    I guess I'm ignorant, because I am still waiting for somebody like this author to explain how dinosaurs supposedly evolved into birds over millions of years via adaptive mutation, whilst they also supposedly were completely wiped out within a few decades or less by a gigantic asteroid collision.

  5. Maria
    2 years ago

    Of course parts of Darwin's theory of evolution is true! The development of a species over time is not contested by the majority of Christians. This is how humans have different skin color and other physical differences depending on the location of the race.

    What IS debatable, and I think highly doubtful, is Darwin's theory of the Origin of Species. Not just Christians but credible scientists doubt this theory.

    According to Darwin's theory of evolution, ALL life began from one simple cell that developed over time into all the species currently found in the world. This is very dubious. We don't have ANY evidence of a species developing into a different species over time.

    Furthermore, if we follow Darwin's "survival of the fittest" theory, there is no way for humans to have come from apes. The theory goes that the reason an adapted or new species comes into existence is because the original weaknesses in the species caused the weak ones to die off, leaving only the adapted ones left. If this is the case, then all the apes should have died out leaving only humans left.

    As Pope Paul VI taught in Humani Generis, we can believe in the evolution of human beings (this is still a theory, but one that we can choose to hold) as long as we acknowledge that God directly guided the process in His "forming" of man in His image, and that there was a moment when God "breathed" the soul into Adam (only one of the human beings), and this is the father of us all, and that Eve came from Adam, and that the other members of the species died off when Adam was complete.

  6. CatholicMom
    2 years ago

    I'm wishing you would have discussed the difference between macro and micro evolution in this article. Micro evolution within a species definitely happens, but macro evolution from one species into an entirely different one does not. I'm still not entirely sold on micro evolution in the first place because I can't explain things like humming birds and giraffes. There's definitely a lot more to be considered on this theory before accepting it as 100% truth.

  7. michael
    2 years ago

    How is adaptation an evolution of one species into another? It still is a swallow whether with longer or shorter wings!

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