How the word is commonly used? Galaxies, cultures, etc. do not evolve?
Is that what you're saying?
This thread of yours has been absolutely dreadful to observe. How could you possibly get that from what was said? No. That is not what anyone here but you is saying.
The general term "evolution" can refer to a gradual series of change for many kinds of systems/things. Kind of like how the word "religion" is a general term to describe belief systems that are based on fictitious books. Now, in regards to living things, it is called biological evolution. Just as Catholicsm is called catholicism, not religion. Broad definition vs the specific definition that is being discussed here. It is essential that you understand this difference. Another example would be Richard Dawkins, who is an Evolutionary Biologist, not an "Evolutionist".
I realize that just because a majority holds an opinion, it doesn't make it necessarily correct. However, perhaps you should consider the possibility, given that everyone here thinks that you are totally misrepresenting evolution, that you are wrong.
I think it is amazing that believers who can manage to come on the internet and post information on a forum can be so willfully ignorant as to what scientists
mean when talking about things like "theories" and "evolution". Why are you people not this skeptical of the theory of gravity, or germs, or electromagnetics? The validity of the theory of evolution is as obvious as any of those. You would run into a great deal of difficulty if you suddenly did not trust all other branches of science. But all of those other sciences you embrace because they make your life easier, and wouldn't necessarily contradict your faith. However, when it comes to evolution, believers have
to be entirely ignorant, because if they actually understood it and saw that it was going on, and acknowledged that there is even evidence of it in their own bodies (tail bone, appendix) they would have to admit that man evolved to its current form, rather than being created as such as described in the Bible.
Yet the evidence is clear that Genesis, the founding story for the Abrahamic Trilogy, is an absolute lie
. A fabrication. Entirely made up. Fraudulent. You're not going to find the Garden of Eden on Google Earth, because it never existed to begin with. No original sin, no talking snakes, no magical trees, no rib woman. Adam did not name every single living creature. Note that penguins are pretty scarce in the Middle East, especially in Bronze Age times. Penguins are never mentioned in the Bible. Nor is the platypus, or the North American Bison, or the capybara, nor is there any mention of actual prehistoric animals. Yet, there are dragons and giants mentioned in the Bible. Bats are birds, and insects have 4 legs. Animal blood cures disease. Plants were present before sunlight. If you seriously look to a book that says such things for answers regarding biology, you can only come up with wrong answers.