Best Answer
There is no absolute proof of evolution.Three main points of conjecture:

1: evolution has never been witnessed.

2: We in science are constantly trying to prove the theory of evolution with the theory that life self generated is a pool of amino acids and proteins by complete far all experiments to attempt to manufacture a self replicating DNA based Molecule have come to no result. there is some evidence supporting RNA based molecules though. Also if successful this would pose an interesting paradox about creation..being we Science created a self replicating did not create itself as theory of evolution works.

3: Fossil record is incomplete, yes sure we share similar bone structures to other animals etc.. but there is no defined developmental line of slight mutation per generation to warrant it being evidence for the time being, but it is getting stronger.

Now I am not even saying Evolution is incorrect. I'm being very open minded.

In fact, I think if you were to ask Richard Dawkins (the prince of evolution) he would say similar and he has:

Dawkins stated that "evolution has been observed. It's just that it hasn't been observed while it's happening." He added that "it is rather like a detective coming on a murder after the scene... the detective hasn't actually seen the murder take place, of course. But what you do see is a massive clue ... Huge quantities of circumstantial evidence. It might as well be spelled out in words of English."

Circumstantial for the moment.

Remember I am answering the question at hand....."Absolute Proof?"

There is no absolute proof.

The theory has a lot evidence in its favor and is the leading idea behind the how did we get here? but it is not absolute.

Definition of Evolution

There seems to be some confusion about what exactly evolution is. Now, when most people say 'evolution' they are referring to Macro-evolution (or speciation), which is the process of one animal slowly changing into another animal. People also tend to refer to Micro-evolution (or adaptation) when trying to prove Macro-evolution but they are two separate processes.

Macro-evolution requires the addition of new genetic material as well as mutations to genetic material in order to bring about enough change to be considered. To be clear, a genetic mutation is the removal of, or change to present genetic material.

Micro-evolution is essentially genetic variation in a species due to genetic mutation. No one argues against Micro-evolution because it is clearly evident. Look at all the different breeds of dogs (or finches) there are today. But there is a limit to how much information you can breed out of dog (or finch) DNA before the animal becomes so unhealthy that it is either unable to reproduce or cannot survive long enough to reproduce.

Macro-evolution, on the other hand, is a theory based on speculation that there is no intelligent designer that created the universe and life, therefore it must have arisen by natural causes. This theory postulates that natural adaptations seen in animals today can eventually lead to the establishment of new species of animals, if given enough time. There is no experiment using the scientific method that can be used to prove that the theory of evolution is correct. That is unless you conduct an experiment over millions of years, but it still would not prove that evolution had occurred in the past.

So the short answer is:

'There is abundant proof of Micro-evolution, but no proof of Macro-evolution.'

For more information and discussion of this topic visit the Discussion Page.

User Avatar

Wiki User

βˆ™ 2015-01-20 16:53:55
This answer is:
User Avatar
User Avatar

William Liedlich

Lvl 1
βˆ™ 2022-08-27 19:58:14
Well balanced and fair assessment.
Study guides

How does natural selection lead to evolution

Competitive exclusion is most likely to occur between two

What ecological word describes climax community

What must be true for natural selection to happen

See all cards
11 Reviews

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: What absolute proof is there for the theory of evolution?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Related questions

Why is evolution considered a theory and not a hypothesis or a law?

evolution is considered a theory and not a hypothesis or law because there is no real proof or evidence to prove evolution.

Why are lenski's bacteria not proof of evolution?

Because nothing is proof of evolution.

What is the proof for Darwin's theory of undirected mutation and incremental change over other theories of evolution - punctuated equilibrium?

Punctuated equilibrium is not ' a theory of evolution ' but well ensconced within modern evolutionary theory. Scientists look for evidence, not proof. The evidence suggests that punctuated equilibrium and incremental change are not mutually exclusive and both can occur in nature.

What is the difference between evolution and theory of evolution?

The theory of evolution describes the process of evolution. Evolution is happening out there, while we describe and understand it in here using the theory. ^^

Is the theory of evolution the same as the theory of natural selection?

No. The theory of natural selection explains one mechanism of how evolution works. The theory of evolution defines evolution and that it occurs.

What is the difference between theory of evolution and language evolution?

Theory of evolution refers to animals and plants evolution along the time. Language evolution is another issue, not entirely related to the theory of evolution. It follows the theory of evolution on some way but it is related to culture evolution, not to the physical attributes evolution.

Example of theory and law?

A theory is an idea system with a lot of evidence to support it--for example, the theory of evolution. A law (in science) is an idea system with proof attached to it--no contradictions--example, the law of gravitation.

Are the theory of natural selection and the theory of evolution the same or different?

The accepted theory of evolution is the theory of evolution by natural selection that was pioneered by Charles Darwin.

What was the last scientific theory to challenge the theory of evolution?

No scientific theory ever challenged the theory of evolution.

What cell theory contradicts evolution?

No theory contradicts evolution. Evolution is the basepoint of all Biology.

What was Einstein's theory on evolution?

He's not known for a theory of evolution. Darwin is.

Who is the founder of the theory of evolution?

The founder of the theory of evolution is Charles Darwin.

People also asked