It should strike the thinking man as mighty strange that one of the greatest “discoveries” in science is completely useless. The thinking man will also remind himself that false scientific theories are completely useless.
Great discoveries in science - authentic ones, that is to say - tend to prove useful to mankind. Microbe-man evolution offers nothing at all.
In science, yes there is … it’s called applied science. Accepting the theory of microbe-man evolution is not required to be a competent in applied biologist.
That’s depends on what you mean by “how the animals on Galapagos became the way they are.” If you mean genetics variations within a species and natural selection, these are facts that are useful to science. On the other hand, if you mean common ancestry, this is not a fact, but a theory that is completely useless to science. Note that said useful facts exist whether or not one accepts said theory of common ancestry - the former is not in the least dependent on the latter.
Why is it that evolutionists seem to have the utmost difficulty telling the difference between “explaining the data” and a practical use? Is their aptitude for science really that poor?
Coming up with a theory that explains the data is actually useless to science - unless it leads to new knowledge (facts) that, in turn, can be put to some practical use. Furthermore, a theory that appears to explain the data can still be wrong.
“That, by this, evolutionism would appear as a theory without value, is confirmed also pragmatically. A theory must not be required to be true … it must be required to be useable. Indeed, none of the progress made in biology depends even slightly on a theory, the principles of which [of how evolution occurs – ED.] are nevertheless filling every year volumes of books, periodicals, and congresses with their discussions and their disagreements.” - Determinism and Finality, Louis Bouroune ( Professor of Biology, University of Strasbourg and Director of the Strasbourg Zoological Museum), edited by Flammarion, 1957, p. 79