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Evolution was Re: 2012 US presidential race
Let's see if I can extract something on-topic from this post...
Well, I don't want to be 'that guy' again, but there are different
ways to reject evolution. You could be opposed to Darwin's theory
only (still believing in 'change over time') or be generally opposed
to the idea of evolution entirely (no old earth).
Evolution does not mean "change over time".
Evolution means "descent with heritable modification".
The _theory of evolution by mutation, selection and drift_ is what
_explains_ evolution. (And biodiversity past and present. And why the
similarity of organisms is arranged in a tree shape, as opposed to every
other shape or a random distribution. And biogeography, again in four
dimensions, not just three. And ecology. And... and... and...) -- The
earliest version of that theory was presented by Darwin & Wallace (1858)
and Darwin (1859), but calling the theory as it exists now "Darwin's
theory" misses the point.
...Yeah, I know the term "evolution" is used in other fields than just
biology -- with completely different meanings, so they're off-topic.
"Stellar evolution" is the _ontogeny_, the individual development, of a
star; no descent, no inheritance.