I would say that the argument above is simplistic
- although I cannot refute
it myself, I believe a competent biologist
would be able to. However, the closing statement
s in it are indeed correct. The evolutional principle is not
as cut and dried
as many other scientific principle
s (say, gravity
), because we cannot observe it in daily life. Still it receives the most vehement
and emotional treatment from both sides, and people strongly in favour of evolutionary
explanations to life do indeed tend to pontificate
in a very fire-and-brimstone
kind of way.
However, my argument would be that the fault is not with the theory - it's with the people. Fanaticism is a basic human condition, and in the absence of religion many turn to fanatical atheism, fanatical rationality or fanatical politics.
This neither disproves the existance of God nor undermines the validity of the theory evolution. It's just the way people are.