But I'm not an atheist (I'm a Deist), and I know that evolution is fact. Don't assume that anyone that 'believes' in evolution is an atheist. That's extremely presumptuous and ignorant of you.
And most evolutionists do not
discount the question of how life originally began. If you take the time to look at the relevant research, instead of coming to a conclusion without reviewing the facts, you'd see that your assumption is, again, wrong.
And it didn't happen 'all at one time'. It was a very, very slow process. This is recognized by scientific evidence.
Finally, Jesus didn't 'change' the Jewish religion. First off, the prophecy of a Messiah already existed in the Jewish faith. The split between the existing Jews and the new Christians was based upon whether or not they believed that Jesus was the Messiah.
I'm not sure how seriously I can take you when you don't seem to understand your own religion and how it came about.+Bob Collins
proofs of spontaneous mutation and genetic aberrations. Even if we don't fully understand how
something occurs, we can still observe that it does
occur. Consider gravity. We know that gravity exists and that it is a real force. However, we do not know exactly how
it works. Therefore, discounting evolution just because we don't completely understand how it works is just as irrational as discounting gravity for the same reason. In fact, since a creationist can't fully explain how creation works, does that mean you'd use the same logic to discount it's possibility?
Finally, there is no more 'missing link' as the term was used about 50 years ago. Continuing discoveries are fine-tuning the understanding of human evolution, but there's no big gaping hole in the development path.
As far as providing proofs? Google is a thing now. It's up to you to decide if you're willing to look at the research. +Gary Longsine
Creationism and evolution are not automatically exclusive. Consider this; if you believe in an all-powerful Creator, then why isn't it possible that such a creator set everything in motion, and designed life to have this adaptability?
Creationism and evolution are only mutually exclusive if you choose them to be. As a Deist, I believe in a Creator, and I believe the this Creator laid down a foundation and set life along its path. And part of that path is evolution.