FredS wrote:For evolution to work, it must be seen that every living thing evolved from a single living thing (something had to be the first thing). So a fern evolved in to a fish, and the fish to wolf, and the wolf to cat?
Fred, it's not that you don't accept the theory of evolution. It's that you don't know what evolution is. So you reject your own misunderstanding of it. I reject that too.
But to be fair, you got something right in there. The first vertebrates were fish (although not modern fish), so wolves did descend from fish - though not directly. However, wolves did not descend from modern fish. (And no fish every hatched a wolf!) Rather, both wolves and modern fish descend from a common early vertebrate animal which we classify as a fish. A branch of fish - generation by generation - became amphibian, then reptile, then mammal-like reptile, and then mammalian, from which eventually a wolf evolved. Every generation along the way was after its kind.
But it occurs to me now that it's near impossible for a person to accept this sort of descent by evolution if they understand life to have emerged only a very short time ago, since the process above took hundreds of millions of years. Do you hold that life was created on Earth approximately 6000 years ago? If so, then there's not much point me explaining aspects of evolution, I guess.