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Author Topic:   Living fossils expose evolution
Capt Stormfield
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Message 173 of 416 (527267)
09-30-2009 4:45 PM
Reply to: Message 145 by Calypsis4
09-30-2009 3:45 PM


Re: Magnolias, Bat, Crayfish, and Opposum
The photos reveal that there is a 'stasis' among living organisms. That is, they don't change from one kind to another.

Well not exactly. Even if we were to grant you your erroneous assumption that the photos demonstrate stasis, what would be revealed is that those particular organisms had not evolved. It would say nothing about the history of a different set of organisms.

Since you seem to like automotive analogies, let me use one. When my parents were first married they had a Model A Ford. Their final vehicle was a Honda - significantly "evolved" from the Ford. Now, about the same time that they got the Model A, they got some forks. (They also got knives and spoons and so on, but no need to complicate metaphoric life, is there?)

Oddly enough, I can go to a cutlery store and buy forks that are of exactly the same design as their pre-war set. So, does this demonstrate that cars haven't changed since that era? Of course not. It demonstrates that some products (ie. those that are sold in an environment where new design offers a competitive advantage - like cars) have to change or go extinct, and that other products (like traditional forks, which work as effectively with 2 tines or 4, fat handles or slim.) don't need to change since people still buy the old style.

And that was the premise of your original post: that the existence of some organisms that had remained unevolved for long periods of time implied that no organisms had evolved. You still have not addressed the rebuttals to that point.

Capt.

"If there's fibreglass, why is my boat still wood?"


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Capt Stormfield
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From: Vancouver Island
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Message 215 of 416 (527327)
09-30-2009 8:59 PM
Reply to: Message 209 by Calypsis4
09-30-2009 6:35 PM


Non-topic sniping - don't do it
Is it possible that Peg and Keith Eaton have a love child?

Capt.

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Edited by Adminnemooseus, : Snip the snipe.


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