"Darwin proposed the theory of evolution to explain the diversity of species in the Families, Orders and Geni established by zoologists decades earlier."
" It provides evidence for how the process of evolution works, not why."
Darwin did not know about genetics, but he speculated on it. He was close in some aspects. Darwin predicted the sort of mechanism genetics entails. Now with Mendel and DNA (Watson Crick) the why is pretty well understood.
" Evolution does not (and cannot) explain how life originated."
NO ONE HAS EVER SAID THAT THE THEORY OF EVOLUTION PROPOSES HOW LIFE ORIGINATED!!! WHY CAN'T YOU GUYS GET THAT THROUGH YOUR THICK SKULLS? Maybe your thick skulls are a speciation event. ;-)
" You're asking more of the theory than it can provide, something an honest scientist, or student of evolution would not do."
You're putting words in science mouth it did not say. I expect that from creationists. Lying for God won't get you very far with Him. Why can't you just admit that the silly literalist position is wrong? It would seem a lot simpler than taking untenable positions all the time, unless you have some financial incentive for promoting making God look powerless.
OF COURSE EVOLUTION CANNOT EXPLAIN TO ORIGIN OF LIFE!!!! That comment was a reminder for Reubin Hick. I can assure you I'm not a party to their nonsense. Any explanation of science only invites more ridicule from them, creationists are alot like liberals, they feel threatened by any rational challenge to their views. Okay, end of rant.