It is a fact that has not only been proven, but it has been put to use in animal domestication and specialization, and for the same using plants. Without evolution we would not have corn, potatoes, dogs, cats, Morgan horses, mules or hinneys, beef cattle, milk cattle, laying hens, fryer hens, capons, bantams, etc etc etc etc.
It's also why we need to get flu vaccinations every year. Virii evolve. It's also why we now have mrsa and "superbugs" among bacterial infections.
I say yes it is. Its illogical to say organisms don't evolve and adapt to their environment over time, which is what evolution is. When you have a species of rain forest butterflies that gets split up (one half of the species remaining in a rain forest, and the other half relocating to a more drier climate), over time, the butterflies that relocated will change and adapt to their new environment. Just from looking at the fossil records, it can be stated as a fact there are many organisms (if not most) on earth today that did not exist 5 million years ago. They evolved into their present form over time. Thats enough evidence to me to say that evolution is a fact.
It's called the theory of evolution for a reason, it's just a theory. If your talking about microevolution then yes that is true but if your talking about macroevolution then no because it have extremely little scientific evidence to back it up while the other has tons.
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Wow, most of you really need to take a lesson on biology and science. Evolution is a proven fact, yet called theory. How many of you understand the "theory" of electricity? How many understand the "theory" of gravity". They are all theories. In science the word :theory" is fact, a fact that is not fully developed, such as the 2 I mentioned. Theory in general conversation is actually hypothesis. meaning it is not fact based.