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Author Topic:   Transitional forms in existence today
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Message 15 of 62 (623760)
07-13-2011 6:25 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by peter1985
07-12-2011 11:17 AM

peter1985 writes:

but I imagine there would be at least one living example of a clear transitional form in existence today. Any thoughts?

The Penquin is clearly in transition. It's a seal morphing into a bird, obviously. Well, maybe a bird morphing into a seal.

Interpretation, I suppose is the key. Wheather it be a fossil or alive.

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Message 41 of 62 (623961)
07-15-2011 12:04 AM
Reply to: Message 28 by ZenMonkey
07-13-2011 5:02 PM

Re: Wha?
Hi Zen, sorry for the confusion. It was simply a joke.

Actually my only point was that (to me) I think most "transitional" fossils are up for interpretation aren't they? Can the fossils be labeled transitional with 100% accuracy? That was my point. Maybe they can, maybe im just ignorant of the process of establishing which fossils are in transition and which ones arent. If there all in transition how do they know where to place them? I assume it's like a puzzle that you have no picture of and trying to fit the pieces in the best you can.

Zen, I havn't started reading those books yet, sorry. I will when I get some time. I work an awful lot and barley have time to comment here.

About me being defensive in the debate, im not sure how to answer that. Compared to some of the others i've read it seems im pretty lame as far as making great points. Maybe im trying to make up for it with personality. Im going to end it tonight I think, or atleast concede I can't prove the existance of God, which I obviously knew I couldn't but wanted to atleast debate it some with Straggler. Subjective evidence is always better when it's not subjected to other people.

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