There has been quite a bit about this subject in the news. I believe Darwin had another birthday, and Americans never stop babbling about creation.
Well, I have firm proof of evolution of humans from personal experience and from listening to friends. That should qualify for fulfilling all prerequisites of the "scientific method".
When I was a child, fathers were able to do everything better than their sons (except perhaps getting dirty, breaking things, and making messes). Even into teenage years, before I became aware of knowing everything better, I still looked to my father for advice and help with certain tasks. Of course, this was before the technology era. There were no computers, no VCRs, no DVD's, and no electronic games.
To my surprise, the dynamic was different with my son. He rarely, if ever came to me for advice. As the years went by, I found myself turning to him for advice. Although I had been good athlete in college, with excellent hand/eye coordination, had earned top grades in mathematics, and had been a combat helicopter pilot, I was humbled by a young boy and his easy mastery of technology. My first mistake was bringing home a Nintendo game from the US, before such things had been introduced into Germany. My kid had time to practice (is probably smarter than me, having inherited his mother's brain); I had my foolish self-confidence. Guess who got trashed...and embarrassed. He was 8 or 9. Life was not supposed to be that way. Fathers should always win. And, should not have to ask stupid, repetitive questions about computers, TV connections, and anything that has become more complicated than when I was a kid.
So, thank one's lucky stars for daughters. I have managed to fool her all these years (perhaps because we never played Nintendo). She has sign in her house that read "Ask Dad, He knows".
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.