No, cause i'd requires great amounts of faith to believe that some amonoacids some billion years ago were struck by lightning, formed the first cells, which devided, reproduced, developed, became sea organisms, became amphibia, walked on the earth, grew wings, and became all the millions of diverse species on earth. thats too many leaps of faith for me... .
I am a creationist and believe in micro-evolution but not macro, adaptation but not that we came from monkeys. Macro evolution is a good theory (especially for the time it came from) but it just doesn't make as much sense as creationism to me.
What do you mean 'believe' in it? It doesn't require belief, it simply is. There is more than enough evidence to support it beyond any kind of reasonable doubt. You can see it happening now, with your own eyes. It is ridiculous to think otherwise. All you have to do is look at something like the Panda Bear to realize that if a singular creator was responsible for populating the earth with animals instead of evolution, that creator was an idiot. Pandas transitioned from carnivore to herbivore, but it has been a shitty process. Their gut bacteria doesn't break down the cellulose very well. If they were created, they would have been created with the ability to eat the food they eat. They were not. Because they slowly, over time, made adjustments to their diet based on changing circumstances. You know... evolution. Their gut flora is changing to be better at it, but slowly. Too slowly. Only an idiot would build something and give it the wrong engine on purpose. Evolution requires random mutation - some of which are good, some of which are bad. The ability to eat bamboo made them better at surviving, so those traits were passed on. But the ability to handle that has been slow to catch up.
There are cases like this all over the animal kingdom. Look at how fast dogs change, and how mutable they are. Look at how bacteria becomes resistant to antibiotics. We can see the changes happening. We can see the evolution of bacteria happening right now, right here.
Why do I believe it? Because it is true. And has been proven to be so within an acceptable range of probability.
Basically you either agree with a collection of some of the most intelligent thinkers on the planet, or you take the stance that there was some creator being that didn't know what the fuck it was doing... I'll side with the intelligence. It's the same reason why I 'believe' that the Earth revolves around the Sun, basically. Because it does.
I believe that species can evolve to fit their environment but I don't believe that everything evolved from some single celled bacteria that got struck by lightning. No, with as much biodiversity as there is and as complex as each organism is, i think its ignorant to think that someone didn't create everything. For me that means that God created everything and gave his creation the ability to match itself to its environment.
Let's see, do I listen to the texts of questionable authorship of a religion of which I am not a part which really don't say anything about the truth or fiction of evolution, or do I listen to, y'know, facts? There's no believing. Believing is for stuff you can't prove with any real degree of confidence. Evolution happened. The bones are in the ground. It's happening right now. It's observable on a small scale. Now intelligent design I'm more open to debate on. In most cases, there is no reason to suggest there was some plan in mind for the evolution of a species. But in the case of flatfish such as the flounder, I'm at a loss. They are born with one eye on each side of their head, then one eye migrates to the other side of the fish to join the other eye as they mature. A fossil of an intermediate stage of flatfish evolution displays one eye only partially migrated so it's higher up on the head but still on its own side. Natural selection doesn't seem to explain this. What advantage would these fish have that would allow them to survive over other species? They wouldn't be able to lie on their sides with both eyes looking up like a modern flatfish, and if they swam like regular fish, their crooked eyes would mean their binocular vision was way off! Room for the actions of a deity? Perhaps. That or aliens.
Yes I do. There is plenty of evidence to support it. Different fossils in various rock layers, DNA testing, and selective breeding creating new traits in plants and animals are examples of why I believe evolution exists.
I love it so much I was considering a career as an evolutionary biologist. I view the theory of evolution as true because there is a plethora of evidence to support it. And there are many experiments or studies conducted in which species were seen to be diverging or changing over time. There's even a study on flies that prefer different fruit on trees. And so, because of their preferences, they mate with the individuals closest to them that also like the same fruit. And so, we are seeing potential sympatric speciation happen before our very eyes.