Chimney, you really shouldn't be so proud of yourself and so disrespectful of people like me who believe in God. Because after all we are both just people. And we both have our beliefs.<quoted text>
Of course science changes. But moves closer to the goal as it does.
Newton was close, Einstein was closer.
Darwin was close, neo-Darwinism is closer, and there may be future elements that further modify the theory.
They are all light-years ahead of your book of mythology, with its dubious virtue of being unchanging (though tell that to a Muslim or a Mormon).
Is it out of Africa or out of Europe? A question of detail that will be settled when there is enough data. So what? The question is as fundamental to evolution as asking whether Jesus was really born in 4BC or 6BC would be fundamental to Christianity. Does it affect the underlying principles? No.
I happen to believe in the creator whereas you believe in the creation, or nature if you will. But besides our beliefs there is science, and that is what both of share an interest in .
Your baseline is Nature/Old Earth and mine is God. Our beliefs are mutually exclusive of science. Yes, I belief the Bible is the inspired word of God. And you believe there is no God and no intelligence involved in Nature (or maybe there is a "god" but he was not actively involved - who knows which brand you hold- but for you the "billions of years" thing is non-negotiable).
We both have directly observable evidence that supports and reinforces our particular beliefs and we both find gaps that don't fit so we must explain with unobservable theories. Point is, we are both doing the same thing! Neither one of us is anywhere near discovering all the true answers that lay ahead on this journey we call life. We just happen to choose different paths to the same destination. That's OK. It makes life interesting. We certainly aren't robots programmed to all think alike thankfully.
Sure, yours seems more popular at the momement but try not be so proud and disrespectful just because someone doesn't share your particular beliefs. When you act as though your beliefs about, say the "billions of years" thing are 100% absolute while mocking me for my beliefs about the Bible, that is hypocritical and a double standard. And in insulting me is surely not going to somehow shame me into your way of thinking!