Im just sitting here watching BBC news 24 and im watching and interview with some politician nutjob. He is backing Palin and her beliefs that the world is 6,000 years old. When the interviewer heard this his mouth dropped (mine too,) here is this aged man who is obviously educated who is blatantly discrediting the theory of evolution, and said that he could assure that no matter how long he debated, he could debunk the theory. Now personally I think he is a madman, but it got me thinking. CAN we actually prove the theory of evolution? We laugh at these people who say that we all lived with dinosaurs etc, but when you look through history, MANY people were laughed at for their beliefs. The theory of germs, the earth being round, all these were ridiculed, but they ended up being right. Now whose to say that just because the theory of evolution is the most popular theory, and that everyone who thinks differently to us is a madman. I was watching 12 monkeys yesterday -I would definatley recommend watching- and the movies ponders the idea that the only reason that these theories are seen as "truth" is that because the majority believe in it. Whenever someone contests these "truths" they are called a madman. the creator of the theory of germs Leeuwenhoek from the 1600's, was originally called a madman. Here was a man who had made a groundbreaking discovery that will go down in the history books, and we can now prove that he was right. But in his time all this talk of "tiny tiny little blobs that float about and make us sick" was simply insane, and since there was no way to prove he was right, was society right to think he was mad? I mean, if they believed every single person with theories with no proof there would be no such thing as science. Personally I believe in evolution but I would like to hear other peoples opinions on it. Is it right to believe in something, just because everyone else does?