Yes, much of it due to adapting to changes in the environment/food supply etc.
Is Darwin's theory of Evolution as expressed in his treatise "Origin of the Species" correct?
You just contradicted yourself. And Darwin's theories are only but a mere fraction of what evolution is based on today.. I strongly suggest you take further time to understand that, and study why that is.
Probably not. Darwin himself said that if we discover species who make a sudden appearance, it would mortally wound his basic assumptions.
Good thing that things don't just magically appear out of thin air..
Have we discovered species that have suddenly appeared?
Nope, we've seen them evolve.. Given plenty of examples already.
This is a hotly debated topic but there is considerable evidence of "Sudden Appearance"
Actually it's not.
Conclusion: Anyone who simply provides evidence of change as we have seen in this thread is side stepping the core issues. Things change, species adapt. That does not mean Darwin's Theory of Evolution is correct or that these changes somehow exclude God as the Creator of all.
Wrong! Again you seem to have taken zero time to actually read my posts, or even bothered to define the term Evolution.
In addition, The Theory of Evolution has had an effect of secular social attitudes.
Irrelevant and further proves the point of evolution.
The idea is that all things "evolve" for the better over time.
Wrong! Evolution does not state that things will only evolve for the better, or ever guarantee they will evolve for the better! Failure to adapt = extinction and it happens all the time! I suggest you look into the endangered species list while your at it too, or the extinct species list. The dodo Bird would be a good example here for this forum.
A great example of this World View is the Star Trek series and movies which has a vision of the future based on an evolutionary line of March. It also seems ( to me) to incorporate Dialectics. Two opposing social norms collide, there is friction between the two and then POP, the better system or social structure emerges from the process.
Actually you are again contradicting your own argument with that attempt. Behavioral evolution is still apart of evolution
I am not convinced that is how history operates.
I am not convinced your education level in evolution makes you qualified to make that statement.