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Author Topic:   Transitional forms in existence today
New Cat's Eye
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Message 3 of 62 (623669)
07-12-2011 12:50 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by peter1985
07-12-2011 11:17 AM


Here's an example
IE. fish with half formed limbs

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mudskipper


added by edit:

Look at it this way...

Let's have a lineation of species from A to C, with B as the intermediate transitional that you're seeking.

A --> B --> C

In hindsite, when we have all three species, it is easy to see that species B has some of the features of A that are different but not quite as different as C's so we can see that it is "in-between" them and can call it a transitional.

But if we're talking about modern species today, then we would be missing that C component:

A --> B --> ?

Without knowing what's comming next, and only having one end of the chain, we can't really show how B is a transitional.

Does that make sense?

That doesn't mean that there aren't any transitionals today, its just that we can't really show that they are without all the pieces indicating it as such (and we can't predict the future).

Edited by Catholic Scientist, : No reason given.


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Message 25 of 62 (623797)
07-13-2011 2:19 PM
Reply to: Message 24 by peter1985
07-13-2011 1:28 PM


I read a lot of intelligent design/creationist literature

Well, there's your problem...


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