Please do tell me how it should impact evolution. WE have no evidence of differening trees of life or life coming about at different times. If there was other ways life came about, we have no evidence of it.
Actually, you have no evidence that life ever came from non-life so whatever your starting point for evolution is hinges on the nature of what that abiogenesis event(s) consisted of. What is evolution's starting point ? Your answer, at this point, is I don't know and I don't care because all I need to do is claim that life came from non-life. Again, do you see the blind faith involved in your assertion and the inseparability of evolution with abiogenesis ?
Genetically speaking, we appear to be from one source. We have genes in our bodies that match both biologically and functionally. And since evolution isn't a perfect process, some of those genes cause diseases in humans. The same goes for all sorts of other, simpler single and multicelled critters. And it works right up the chain of life. We share many genes with fruit flies, many more genes with mice.
And it's not blind faith, it is educated faith. We are disassembling the building blocks of life molecule by molecule and are getting ever closer to figuring out what this life stuff is. And guess what. If we can't do it, we'll have to admit we're stuck. That you're astonished that life might have started from non-life does not automatically make it less likely. Either it happened or it didn't. I'm confident that scientists will figure it out. If they can't, there is no way to fake that they can.
I showed you, it is observable. I don't care what other opinions are. I have shown evidence. That's what you should be looking at, yes?
In other words, there are different positions within the science of micro/macro evolution??....and it's open to interpretation and cherry picking (<-----the very thing you accused me of) ? That sounds like the same thing us Bible thumpers get clobbered for.
Lets see. Different interpretations of the same information. Hmmm. Catholic, lutheran, presbyterian, baptist, anabaptist, seventh-day adventists, mormons, anglican, methodists, pentacostals, quakers. Are people really capable of doing such things? I'm astonished.
Like you guys, most scientists are in agreement about the overall picture of what happened. At times they quibble over the details. That people who like the concept of micro-evolution, and people who don't, both agree that evolution is occurring is apparently no concern of yours. Just that they disagree on some small part of the topic, which automatically invalidates the whole thing.
Why don't you use the same standards for all the differing versions of christianity?