"Evolution is held up as being the "best possible (naturalistic) explanation" in spite of the utter lack of evidence, facts surrounding it, and observation of it ever or presently occurring.
How very sad for the state of science..."
Evolution fits the evidence we see in the world. According to Darwin, all life on earth shares a common descent. All life on earth shares the same genetic code.
"There must be a mechanism for transmitting information from the genetic material to the catalytic material. All known organisms, with extremely rare exceptions, use the same genetic code for this. The few known exceptions are, nevertheless, simple and minor variations from the "universal" genetic code (see Figure 1.1.1) (Lehman 2001; Voet and Voet 1995, p. 967), exactly as predicted by evolutionary biologists based on the theory of common descent, years before the genetic code was finally solved (Brenner 1957; Crick et al. 1961; Hinegardner and Engelberg 1963; Judson 1996, p. 280-281)."
The creatures on earth appear in nested hierarchies. The relationships inferred from morphology are confirmed in the closeness of genetic affinity. For example, chimps appear to be closely related to humans on the basis of morphology, social behavior, intelligence, and tool making ability. Comparison of the genetic code for the humans and chimps confirms this predicted relationship.
It is not sad for the state of science. Science has been productive using the evolutionary model. Commonalities between humans and chimps have helped in the research for drugs to counter AIDS. The same is true for the common genetic heritage of the AIDS virus and its counterpart in chimpanzees. The same cannot be said about creationism.