Since this debate hasn't yet been closed, or turned to shit, I'll get my two cents in here.
as far as evolution, it does exist, however, as it has already been explained, many people have misconceptions.
There is micro evolution, in the case where the animal stays within the same species. This is why we have different dogs, bears, and why there are so many different strands of the flu.
Then there is macro evolution, where animals can evolve, and eventually become a new species. This however has not been witnessed, or documented. And the only experiments on it have so much human interaction, as it is needed, that they are questionable as to how it would happen in nature. I do not believe in macro evolution.
Back on topic:
Also, a little respect always goes a long ways. A few ma'ams or sirs, especially when trying to get a higher level job when you are a teenager, will help alot.