"Italian wall lizards introduced to a tiny island off the coast of Croatia are evolving in ways that would normally take millions of years to play out, new research shows.
In just a few decades the 5-inch-long (13-centimeter-long) lizards have developed a completely new gut structure, larger heads, and a harder bite, researchers say.
In 1971, scientists transplanted five adult pairs of the reptiles from their original island home in Pod Kopiste to the tiny neighboring island of Pod Mrcaru, both in the south Adriatic Sea.
Genetic testing on the Pod Mrcaru lizards confirmed that the modern population of more than 5,000 Italian wall lizards are all descendants of the original ten lizards left behind in the 1970s."
“evolve” is probably not the right word that should have been used, I think “adapt” was more proper
But regardless this brought up a question in my mind: Suppose sometime in the future that undeniable proof was found that species can evolve from one to another. Now as Catholics this would not in any way disprove our faith. But what of the Evangelical/Fundamentalist groups? They are so determined to link their idea creationism with Christianity that if this proof were to come up I can only think of several responses, none that look good:
A huge denial, perhaps wide circulation of info to each other that the evolution proof was a conspiracy to silence them, they then develop a “martyr” syndrome and start to become paranoid that some non-existent Anti-Christ was coming to destroy them
Mass panic and hysteria, realizing that evolution is true (and having put their faith in creationism=Christianity) They then feel that their faith was false, that all is now hopeless, and we see either mass suicide, or perhaps they become nihilistic and start murderous rampages.
And if anyone thinks that I am blowing the 2 above situations out of proportion, see christiananswers.net/q-eden/edn-c003.html and articles linked to that page. As you can see, to the Evangelical/Fundamentalist crowd, it is either all or nothing with creationism, in fact, creationism has become THE religion to them, and Christianity almost takes a backseat.