Read the excerpt below regarding the evolution of bees (we have added the bold lettering). The author does state much of the following paragraph with certainty (much of which shouldn’t be stated with certainty). So be discerning as you read – there are also a lot of guesses, assumptions, and faith/trust and this is just a short snippet of the supposed billions of years of history. Though it is not inherently bad to have a lot of “guesses, assumptions, and faith/trust” – the more of those we have, the more evidence we ought to have otherwise the faith/trust becomes more and more blind. The more of those we have, the more doubt we can reasonably have and the less and less we should communicate these as facts or actual history. Ultimately, though the billions of years could be true (given enough evidence), there isn’t enough evidence and billions and billions of years necessitate making an extreme amount of “guesses, assumptions, and faith/trust.” With supposed billions of years – they have a lot they have to try to explain!
“Let us return to our journey through time. To recap, bees first appeared perhaps 130 million years ago, and by 80 million years ago some had evolved a social lifestyle, for the earliest fossil is of a social stingless bee. Some 65 million years after the first bees appeared (and, coincidentally, 65 million years before the present), the earth went through a catastrophic change. Most scientists these days agree that a meteor struck the earth roughly where the Yucatan Peninsula now lies, causing tidal waves and massive volcanic eruptions which filled the air with so much dust that it blocked out the sunlight, in turn causing temperatures to fall below freezing for months or years on end. Almost all large forms of life on earth then died out very swiftly, the dinosaurs among them. Amazingly, representatives of many of the smaller groups of organisms survived somehow. So far as the sparse fossil record reveals, the main insect groups – bees, ants, grasshoppers, beetles and so on – seem to have recovered swiftly, although it is likely that countless individual insect species became extinct. The flowering plants also survived, presumably as dormant seeds. Our own ancestors – small, furry and warm-blooded – may have kept themselves alive by feeding on the corpses of larger animals or on stores of seeds and nuts, and perhaps by keeping warm in the vast drifts of rotting vegetation that resulted from the forests’ death. Before long the earth was once again teeming with life, albeit with rather smaller forms.”