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Author Topic:   Transitional fossils not proof of evolution?
RickJB
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Message 70 of 223 (316203)
05-30-2006 8:14 AM
Reply to: Message 9 by mr_matrix
05-27-2006 2:41 PM


Re: Speculations
matrix writes:
The so called transitional forms are very limited and most (if not all) of them are mistakelnly thought to be transitional but they are not.
ALL forms are transitional - including ourselves.

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RickJB
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Message 86 of 223 (316493)
05-31-2006 4:04 AM
Reply to: Message 72 by mr_matrix
05-30-2006 6:40 PM


Re: Speculations
matrix writes:
Really? So does that mean that in the future we will evolve into X-men or ninja turtles?
Your response indicates that you find this idea fantastic, but it's not.
Yes, we ARE evolving as we speak. Our current form is in no way some sort of endpoint.
Edited by RickJB, : No reason given.

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RickJB
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Message 136 of 223 (317542)
06-04-2006 9:06 AM
Reply to: Message 130 by arachnophilia
06-04-2006 7:25 AM


Re: bats
arac writes:
well, i dunno about that. i don't think they're lift-generating on their own, like bird wings.
This is true. Bats have to flap constantly to maintain level flight - they glide very poorly. They are certainly far less well adapted to flight than most birds.

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RickJB
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Message 140 of 223 (317548)
06-04-2006 9:17 AM
Reply to: Message 134 by pompuspom
06-04-2006 8:10 AM


Re: duh
pompouspom writes:
All this material is based on a belief that evolution is true.
No. It's based on the the evidence at hand! It so happens that the evidence consistently backs the evolutionary hypothesis.
You really must not confuse evolutionary theory with religion. A scientist's "belief" in evolution is based solely on the fact that it is well backed by empirical evidence. If such evidence did not exist then evolution would be ditched very quickly.
As it stands, literally thousands upon thousands of independently-made scientific observations have supported evolution. For sure, science doesn't have all the details, but the evidence we do have is strong enough for evolution to be regarded as a full-blown scientific theory.
Edited by RickJB, : Typos.
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