Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! Evolution is a wonderful idea. It's very elligant, beautiful, and certanly has large bodes of evidence in it's favor. I myself find it very compelling, but I have to admit I have lots of glaring questions reguarding how it works and wether or not it really works. Understand that I am not saying Evolution is false, just that their are lots of reasons why people, including a semi-silent but persistant underground of non-creationist scientists are unconvinced of it's entire truthfulness. No one has ever seen an animal species evolve into another one. Oh sure we see a given microbe and plant species improve on itself, but we have not seen in animals any kind of species transmutation within the lifetime of science. We have used genetic manipulation to activate dormant genes in flightless birds to cause them to grow teeth. We have seen black moths survive in coal soot over white ones because of their natural camoflage. We have seen birds in the galopogus islands grow larger bills as an adaptation to food supply due to a massive fire. But, in each of those events the species did not "evolve". When the factory was shut down, the number of black and white moths returned to normal, and in the Galopogus finches, the beak sizes eventually returned to normal. On the other hand, micro-evolution does happen. Species do indeed adopt to enviornments or diseases. But, that has nothing to do with wether or not those given animals or plants can still suscesfully interbreed with given members of their species. When Europeans came to North America and many Native Americans did indeed get wiped out by their diseases, that does not mean that the Europeans could not interbreed with the Native Americans. Though the Native Americans were not adopted to European diseases, that does not mean that they were not genetically compatible with the Europeans. The big stumbling block for Evolution in my mind lies not in adaptation, but in reproduction. In human reproduction and in the reproduction of all live-birth animals, the mothers body is very intollerant to forign organisms. This means that the genetics of the offspring cannot be differnt from hers species wide by anything less than very tiny fraction of a percent. Otherwise, her body will reject the offspring through miscarrage, and if she does not the offspring will not be viable. Downs syndrome, mental retardation, and other similar disorders are examples of what happens when the genetics of a human child are abnormal. If we existed in a state of nature, predators would pick off such weakly ones in no time if their mothers did not abandon them. My 2 cents.