There are people in internet , with professional sounding voice , who claim that evolution is not scientifically possible (such as there is not enough time for evolution, or modern genetics has disproved it and what not!) or not even well supported in the scientific community. Here in Bangladesh, with a fundamentalist population, we are not even thought evolution that well, teachers avoid that and recently evolution has been forcefully removed from government textbooks. (So forgive my question is dumb) What will expert say? I am confused.

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    $\begingroup$ This is such a broad question that it's hard to know where to start. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Level_of_support_for_evolution ; en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evidence_of_common_descent $\endgroup$
    – Ben Bolker
    May 12, 2023 at 12:43
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    $\begingroup$ Experts say that evolution is the only scientifically valid and accepted theory that accounts for our observations of the biological world. The Berkeley Understanding Evolution website is a great resource for learning about evolution. $\endgroup$ May 12, 2023 at 15:43
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    $\begingroup$ See also: Alternative models to natural selection, but you'll find that none of them have any traction in terms of superiority of explanatory power or consistency with the known observables. They're pre-scientific or non-scientific in approach. $\endgroup$ May 12, 2023 at 16:11
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    $\begingroup$ As a problem in biology (the evidence for evolution) this is too broad a question for this site, as has already been said. Taken at face value, this is a question about scientists, not biology, and not appropriate for this site. I therefore think the question should be closed. But, to be kind: Regardless of whether they are right or wrong, almost all biological scientists employed in reputable universities ("experts") do not question evolution and regard the question as settled 100 years ago. It is the context in which the subject is viewed and nobody would waste time even discussing it. $\endgroup$
    – David
    May 12, 2023 at 21:19
  • $\begingroup$ the stated clearly series has some really good basic introductions to evolution. youtube.com/user/sciencestatedclearly $\endgroup$
    – John
    May 12, 2023 at 23:05

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It's a fact.

Natural selection, adaptation and genetic changes have been observed and documented several times.

But in the end, it's not about who's right, but, who has the better explanation to describe what we observe in our world.

Evolutionist denyers will have an extremely hard time explaining ...

  • ... the appearance of atavisms
  • ... why humans share 98% of their DNA with chimpanzees
  • ... why humans share 50% of their DNA with fruit flies
  • ... why every living being (including bacteria) share the identical genetic code (genetic code = why the DNA sequence "GCC" will add Alanine to proteins, while "GTC" adds "Valine", etc.)
  • ... the evidence described in this video

There are no explanations that explains all that without assuming that all living beings are somehow related with another, since that's how genetic information is passed on. That's why it is considered a fact that every lifeform shares a common ancestor.

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    $\begingroup$ Thanks. But they have "explanation" of any problem , you know that. $\endgroup$
    – Zeesan
    May 13, 2023 at 3:01
  • $\begingroup$ @Zeesan: These 'explanations' are either based on misunderstandings, religious agenda, or other things. They are not based observing nature. Because that's what you gotta do: Observe nature. Those people that want to tear out evolution pages out of school books have NOT sat in the woods and watched birds through binoculars for months. Because that's actual work. Quick 'explanations' are lazy, but doing the right thing takes hard work. And scientists do that work, because they're crazy enough to well.. doing things like watch birds for months/years/decades or inventing DNA sequencing... $\endgroup$
    – markur
    May 13, 2023 at 8:01
  • $\begingroup$ if dna is accepted as evidence in criminal cases in your country you can be pretty sure they know about evolution. $\endgroup$ May 14, 2023 at 4:16

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