“you are correct it is an assumption. so if it is not fact how come i am taught it as fact in school? ”
I’m being politically correct. The Theory of evolution is widely regarded as fact. Why was I taught that Einstein’s Theory of Relativity was fact?
Why are we taught that any Theory is a fact? A Theory is a politically correct fact.
“how come no other side is presented? ”
There is no other side. There are no competing scientific theories. There are scientific debates over the details of evolution, but there are no data which suggests an alternate theory. If a theology class wishes to teach creationism, that’s fine. But Genesis is NOT science.
“maybe humans haven’t always looked this way, but i would be interested to know: to which fossils are you referring? i am just wondering.”
Recently, fossils have been found in Africa which are really old. But Neanderthals looked slightly different than homo sapiens.
For more info check out this nice website:
It’s nice because it clearly outlines:
1) The facts
2) The competing sub-theories
3) The debates that scientists have about how to interpret the facts.