When someone asks the question, "Do you believe in evolution.?" How should a person answer this question? The best way to answer this question is with a question.
A good question is this, "what do you imply when you use the word evolution?
We ask this because we need to search what the other person is using for their definition of evolution.
What is the definition of evolution? The definition in many textbooks simply refers to evolution as change over time. This is partly true and partly false. Evolution can be put into two distinct and separate types. Only one type has been observed by scientists.
There is Micro-evolution. This substantiated theory refers to variations to be variable within a living kind. Both creationist and evolutionists agree that micro-evolution occurs. Biological changes have been observed throughout history.
Micro-evolution does not involve increasing complexity. It involves minor chemical alterations.
There are many varieties of finches but they are finches. There are many varieties of dogs, but they are dogs.
There are many varieties of horses but they are horses. There are many varieties of humans but they are humans.
No one has viewed a finch change into another creature.
There is Macro-evolution. This model of origins refers to tone species changing into another species over a long period of time. Macro-evolution involves a change specified complexity and it has never been observed.
Since we can observe changes within kind of species, evolutionist extrapolate that millions of years. This would result in macro-evolution. This is a false assumption because it is not supported through observation, experiments or in the fossil record.
Do you believe in evolution? The correct answer is yes. I believe in micro-evolution and I don't believe in in macro-evolution.