Firstly, creationism is based upon faith and faith is based upon evidence. For example, if I go to a desert island and I step off my boat and I notice a set of footprints on the beach that is evidence that someone else has been there. I don't have to actually see the person in order to come to that conclusion.
Your definition of faith is faulty because faith is NOT based on evidence. And your little example here is meaningless. Try again.
Likewise, if I see something in nature that has purpose and design that evidence would prompt me to ask the logical question, "who is the designer?" Again, notice I wouldn't have to actually see the person responsible for the thing produced in order to come to the conclusion. The faith part of the equation is, WHO is responsible instead of "what" is responsible.
When you look at humans, what do you see our purpose as? What is the purpose of all other galaxies and stars in the universe if we're so special and the universe was created specifically for us? What an incredible waste of space. And why is there more than just us, the moon and the sun? That's pretty much all we need. God can magically sustain our eco-systems on Earth. And don't give me that "The universe was 'made' to marvel at and show the glory and power of God" garbage.
And here we go with the "design" nonsense again. Evolution is a journey, not a destination. Nothing was "designed." Everything is just the way it is. Nature does all things spontaneously by itself without the meddling of a God.
Notice that when when we start asking WHAT instead of Who, the whole thing is thrown into confusion. We are thrown into the primordial stew with different people sticking their spoons in and coming out with contradictory hypothesis, speculation and conjecture.
Notice that when you ask WHO instead of WHAT, there is equal confusion because you are then forced to decide which religion and denomination your God belongs to. You then have to account for who "designed" God and where he came from. The fallacy with asking "who" is that when you do that, you are restricting the answer to only Gods and/or intelligent sentient beings with magical powers. Where as if you ask "what," the answer could be anything. And even if we don't know, or can't really test WHAT exactly the cause was that is responsible for the big bangs and the creation of particles, energy or atoms, it's foolish to assert that the only answer is "God." At least we are big enough to admit that we don't know yet. I think that Theists are so afraid of saying "I don't know" because they feel they always need an answer, and if they don't have an answer, then that of course means that their beliefs are based on contradictory hypotheses, speculation and conjecture as well.
There's two sides to the fence here, buddy.
The biggest problem for evolutionists is that have dismissed the idea of a Creator and now desperately trying to find evidence to prove the theory. The problem is how to prove something when no evidence exist to support it. Well, you invent it. Piltdown man, for example. "For decades, a fossil skull discovered in Piltdown, England, was hailed as the missing link between apes and humans. Entire careers were built on its authenticity. Then in 1953, the awful truth came out: "Piltdown Man" was a fake!" It was just one of the many crutches that were produce to support the lie.
The biggest problem for creationists is that they have dismissed evolution and are now desperately trying to find evidence to prove God. Theist's problem is that there is NO evidence that exists to support God AT ALL. Unfortunately for you, there is evidence that supports evolution. But we all know you choose to remain willfully ignorant by refusing to even learn it, so dismiss it without proving evolution false.
And as far as the piltdown man goes, it was scientists who proved it to be a hoax. Creationists did nothing. Scientists are not ashamed to admit their mistakes. Are you?
Interestingly and contrary to the beliefs of the less well informed, there isn't ONE stitch of evidence scientific or otherwise to support evolution.
Thou shalt not lie. You are completely dishonest here. According to you, transitional fossils don't exist, fossil layers in the geological record don't exist, nylon eating bacteria doesn't exist, insects don't become immune to pesticides, all animals are the same with no speciation differences, Humans don't have vestigial organs, our jaws are the perfect size to house our wisdom teeth, and the aids virus doesn't continuously evolve making it harder to find a cure. That's just the tip of the iceberg of the mounting evidence for evolution. You really are ignorant. Learn something before you come in here making horrendously false assertions.
So you see why I wouldn't even waste time in asking you to "provide direct proof" as it is a lost cause already even though you might not realize it as yet.
The same can be said about you.
The fact of the matter is that most people are just running with the theory because they do not like the alternative which is God.
No, no. The alternative is delusion.
You see accepting there is a God requires people to admit that they are sinners in bondage to habits of vice and lust and selfishness of one kind or another. Admitting God demands repentance and change. Some are running desperately seeking shelter in and idea that has not foundation in reality, in history, in religion nor science nor common sense.
And accepting evolution requires most theists to admit they are delusional and worship imaginary beings. No one likes to be told they're wrong. We're still waiting for you to tell us why we're wrong. And stop acting like the only reason we choose not to worship your God is because we don't like the idea of a hell. If we think hell doesn't exist, then neither does heaven and your God.
The Big Bang supposed to have started with nothing but over zillions of years the nothing has become us. Here we are driving cars and flying airplanes which we were only able to produce within the last 100 years even though we were supposed to have been around for the past 100, 000, 000 years. You just couldn't make it up and even you did no one would believe it but incredible they did make it up and millions have embraced the idea. This is nothing less than mass deception.
Wrong wrong wrong. The big bang only happened about 14 billion years ago. How do we know this? By observable evidence called "light." And we have not been around 100 million years.
Seeing that people on this forum are avowed atheist does that mean you cannot be honest? If you will not accept religion then will you not accept science? Evolution is NOT Science, Evolution is not observable, Evolution is NOT testable; and, Evolution is NOT repeatable.
You are so wrong, and you are completely dishonest. Dishonesty is equivalent to lying. You're going to hell if you keep sinning like this. And you'll never know if your God forgives you even if you fervently ask for forgiveness. He has a habit of not responding to prayers.
Can I invite you to stop looking at the hypothesis and start looking at the hard scientific evidence.
More misconceptions about scientific theory. When a group of scientists come up with a hypothesis, (as opposed to a theory) then the hypotheses are subject to verification through testing. Once it becomes verified as fact, it is then applied to in a working theory (as opposed to a hypothesis.) This is the reason why science changes. Science is not static. New discoveries and observations are made all the time, and have to be worked in to whatever field of science and theory they apply to.
So basically, a "theory" in scientific terms is based on finding/discovering facts, observable evidence, and how it all fits in with working models, which is what a scientific theory is. Throughout all the scientists and grad students studying, working, and researching the field of evolution, NOT ONE of them are opposed to it. There is no dissent amongst them. Why do you think that is? Perhaps it's because they've studied it, seen all the evidence, and know all the facts about Evolution. Unlike you of course, who refuses to even attempt to learn and study it.
The missing link is still missing because it never existed!
It's missing because we haven't found it. And I can tell you some wild theories I've come across on why that is that involve aliens, lol. And the strange thing is, those theories fit perfectly. But do I go around advocating those theories and beliefs or even believing them myself? Nope, because even if I did, it doesn't matter. Whatever "is," just simply "is." But thanks to science and research, I know what ISN'T.