Isn’t Evolution Just Another Religion That Requires Faith?
No. A religion is a set of beliefs based on the supernatural, which by definition is untestable and impossible to disprove (or “unfalsifiable”). Faith, in the religious sense, can be stated as “belief without evidence.” No aspect of science works this way, including the Theory of Evolution. All scientific theories have been scrutinized through years of experimentation, and can all be falsifiable. For example, the Theory of Gravity can be proven false if a scientist can devise an experiment where two bodies did not attract each other. Likewise, the Theory of Evolution could be proven false if a scientist ever documents the evolution of a new adaptation to an organism which did not in any way benefit the organism’s ability to survive, reproduce, or ensure the survival of its species as a whole.
While scientists may place faith in a scientific theory, their faith is based on past evidence. For example, all scientists have faith that the Law of Thermodynamics will hold true during an experiment because there is overwhelming past evidence to support this belief. This is completely different than placing faith in a religious belief, which has no supporting evidence at all.