> Perhaps you ought to read the actual
> scientific research findings before you offer
> your two cents.
Indeed! This would be great advice for you as well.
We could quibble about whether or not anthropology or Egyptology is a science at all but the fact is there is very little doubt that plants and animals were domesticated more than 10,000 years ago. You might believe this could happen through trial and error but modern people believe in all sorts of things that are illogical and not founded in evidence. We see change in species in terms of taxonomies and a punctuated fossil record and don't even understand that consciousness, individual consciousness, is the very cornerstone and meaning of life. Why should anyone be surprised when a toxin that wipes out 99.9% of a bacterium leaves behind individuals that breed bacteria that are virtually immune to that toxin?
If they are so omniscient let's see them breed an elephant with a tail in front, six legs, and needs cyanide to live.
The fact is Darwin's theory is fatally flawed because it is founded on a false assumption. He assumed that populations were stable even over long periods of time. It is the wide swings in population that drives change is species. "Survival of the fittest" was dreamed up by people with wealth and power to keep everyone else in check. It was imagined this way because they had wealth and power and forgot they were merely individual animals. They forgot because we think in terms of our beliefs rather than in terms of reason or evidence. Beliefs change nearly as slowly as change in species because everyone feels comfortable with the status quo since no matter how bad we have it we know it could be far worse.