Okay, so you want personal stories? Medical sciences, yes they do depend on the theory of evolution, has saved my life, several times. There, a personal story, it's meaningless, as meaningless as yours is because it does not demonstrate anything.<quoted text>
Back then I thought myself very scientific, now the older I get the less I know. I know exactly what you are getting at, I for sure didn't want to follow a concoction once something spoke to me and saved my behind. My second prayer,(the first being "If there is a God I need your help now") was, OK, I got the message, please direct me to the no-snake-oil guy. I gotta alot of questions about evo. answered. It all worked out. Am allowed here to tell you this story. Why do you beleive in evo, whats your real hang your life on it evidence?
I don't "believe" in anything, nothing at all, I test everything about the world around me, I have always done that. dissected a frog when I was 7 years old, just to know what I could learn. Built a computer from nothing but transistors when I was about 10 or 11, just so I could know how they worked. My father had to look like he was punishing my brother and I for a fight, but he knew I was in the right so ... he had us disassemble, clean, and reassemble a car engine, and I loved it, my brother hated it, oh the sweet justice that was. The theory of evolution has presented terrabytes of evidence, I have begun to only analyze part of it, and it all holds water, it's solid. No religious claim ever, not ever in my entire life, has ever been presented with evidence, none. When asked for the actual evidence all you get are anecdotes and non-sequitors, no evidence, and certainly nothing verifiable. What you need to do is ask yourself, why would you buy the first explanation without ever learning about the others? That's what religion is, it's the "go to" explanation, it offers no answers, no benefits, and nothing to learn, it's a place holder. Like the boogeyman, tooth fairy, and Santa Claus, placeholders should be discarded when one becomes an adult.