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Author Topic:   Transitional fossils not proof of evolution?
smegma
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Message 167 of 223 (333399)
07-19-2006 3:35 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by Alasdair
03-02-2006 12:55 PM


"Transitional fossils not proof of evolution?"
are there even transitional fossils that's been found?

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smegma
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Message 170 of 223 (333516)
07-19-2006 8:01 PM
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07-19-2006 4:13 PM


"Millions of them. Likely billions of them."
show me proof that they've found transitional fossils.

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smegma
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Message 173 of 223 (333522)
07-19-2006 8:16 PM
Reply to: Message 169 by NosyNed
07-19-2006 4:56 PM


Re: What is a transitional.
"Before one can properly answer this question you will have to tell us how you define a "transitional". What to you think one should look like."
that means everyone has their own version of what the definition of "transitional" is since you asked me how i define transitional(it's like me asking you how do you define good food or good music?).for me a "transitional fossil" is a fossil that's part say fish and part frog.

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smegma
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Message 174 of 223 (333523)
07-19-2006 8:20 PM
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07-19-2006 8:06 PM


"All fossils are transitional."
explain.

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smegma
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Message 177 of 223 (333530)
07-19-2006 8:31 PM
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07-19-2006 8:26 PM


Re: What is a transitional.
"No, there is a clear definition as used in biology. However, we find people come on here without knowing what one is and seem to have their own idiosyncratic definition."
are you a scientist?

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smegma
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Message 181 of 223 (333536)
07-19-2006 8:40 PM
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07-19-2006 8:34 PM


Re: What is a transitional.
"Do you want to wait for a practicing scientist to discuss this? Or are you willing to talk to some of us who have done a bit more reading in the area than you may have?"
so you're not a scientist.

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smegma
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Message 186 of 223 (333545)
07-19-2006 9:09 PM
Reply to: Message 184 by Percy
07-19-2006 8:53 PM


Re: What is a transitional.
"If we approach this more generally and ask about transitionals between fish and amphibians, a number of transitionals appear in the fossil record. The most famous is the Coelacanth, of which there is actually a modern representative."
coelacanths are still around and they have not "evolved".200 coelacanths were caught many times in different parts of the world.

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