Joined: Oct. 2012
A good number of our elected officials (and those who believed them) need to hurry up and get their facts straight:
Mike Pence Denies Evolution Because It's "Just a Theory"
The THEORY Mike Pence was misrepresenting is called "Evolution by Natural Selection" not "Evolution". Since all theories are tentative they are subject to updates. The same is true for the "THEORY of Intelligent Design", which is at best another theory to explain how evolution works, otherwise it's not a scientific theory it's a very serious religious fraud.
The FACT Mike Pence was misrepresenting is that the "Fossil Record" has beyond a reasonable doubt scientifically indicated that "Evolution" did indeed occur, and still is. Those who wish to deny that fact are simply in denial, for entirely religious (not scientific) reasons.
Quibbling over a THEORY is not going to change a FACT. Doing so is the same thing as attacking gravitational theory in order to try making (the fact of) gravity go away. You'll only likewise make a fool out of yourself, by trying. So don't do that to yourself, too.
The theory of intelligent design holds that certain features of the universe and of living things are best explained by an intelligent cause, not an undirected process such as natural selection.