Q: Does evidence support Darwin’s theory that all life evolved by undirected natural processes?
A: Evidence supports Darwin’s theory of microevolution, where environmental adaptations result in variation within a single population, such as a species. This is why viruses mutate, house insects have developed resistance to our pesticides, and dogs, cats, and humans, come in various shapes, sizes and colors. Scientists are correct when they state Darwinian microevolution is factual.
However, Darwin’s theory of macroevolution says that over time, undirected natural processes led to all life forms, from the most primitive cell to human beings. He predicted countless fossils would prove him right. But the transitional fossils Darwin predicted would validate macroevolution are embarrassingly absent. Even ardent evolutionist, Niles Eldridge admits, “No one has found any such in-between creatures…and there is a growing conviction among many scientists that these transitional forms never existed.”
So in order to see what the forensic evidence says about Darwin’s theory, we need to hear from paleontologists themselves about the evidence they have gathered during the nearly 150 years since he launched his theory. Our starting point is to clearly understand the predictions Darwin made regarding his theory and the fossils that should have resulted.