1) Influencing them to think critically and logically? Yes. 2) Irrelevant. 3) Given the evidence, yes, that is completely illogical. 4) The Second Law of Thermodynamics states that “Entropy always increases in a closed system.” A lifeform is not a closed system. 5) The Earth rotates about an axis, such that no single area always faces the Sun. Also, that too is completely irrelevant. 6) See 4); also, the Big Bang Theory has nothing to do with evolution. 7) What about them? Do you have a point to make? 8) Irrelevant. 9) Irrelevant- evolution makes no suppositions about the origin of life. As it happens, however, it has been shown experimentally that there are certain conditions, thought to be similar to those available on a primordial Earth, that render the assembly of self-duplicating compounds energetically favorable. More here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miller%E2%80%93Urey_experiment 10) Irrelevant. 11) Irrelevant; see 9). Also, acknowledging that possibility (which I would call far from widespread, but whatever) doesn’t make any comment on evolution; that seed life/those aliens would have had to come about in some similar way. 12) The idea of a “missing link” isn’t really biologically valid, because it implies a single chain of evolution from less complex to more complex organisms. Regardless, you may want to take a look at this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_human_evolution_fossils . 13) Metamorphosis, like a caterpillar becoming a butterfly? No, that has nothing to do with it; this isn’t Pokemon. 14) You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means: “A scientific theory is a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world, based on knowledge that has been repeatedly confirmed through observation and experimentation…Scientific theories are testable and make falsifiable predictions.” Creationism, on the other hand, is not testable. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientific_theory 15) see 14). 16) I’m not a trained biologist, so I can’t parse anything out of your statement. I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s nonsense, but I’ll leave that to someone who knows enough about genetics to be able to respond. 17) Irrelevant. 18) see 12). 19) Irrelevant. 20) That’s not an argument. 21) Irrelevant. 22) We didn’t come from monkeys; both of us (as well as apes and other primates [and even further back, all forms of life]) came from a common ancestor.