Joined: May 2007
The Theory of Evolution is not a scientific law or a law of biology. A scientific law must be 100% correct. Failure to meet only one challenge proves the law was wrong.
I am afraid I find the above statement somewhat off target.
It is correct as far as stating that the ToE is not a scientific law, but then nobody claims that it is either.
The theory have no problem meeting "challenges", but may of course be overturned anytime if new evidence should require that.
What the ToE however is, is a scientific theory. Just like any other theory, say the theory of gravity or the theory of relativity, it just is science's answer to the questions raised by our studies of nature.
And like all scientific theories, it just is the best we can do; our best possible answer to the questions, and open for revision or even falsification at all times. Science admits that all theories are just theories, but still the best we are able to make out of facts, findings, and observations.
Gravity is a theory, fact and a law; but that doesn't mean that the theory cannot be falsified. In fact, that is what happened when it was found that the theory of relativity showed that Newton's theory of gravity could not account for everything about the movement of energy, light and matter.
Newtons theory is all we need with respect to building bridges or cars; it is not sufficient to calculate the movement of celestial bodies or for satellite navigation systems.
I am afraid I find it sad that critics of the theory of evolution shows such limited knowledge not only about that theory, but even about science in general.
Not only does life not need special intervention by a Creator God, it is a natural, emergent expression of the routine creativity of the universe.
Stuart A. Kauffman