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Author Topic:   Transitional forms in existence today
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Message 42 of 62 (623962)
07-15-2011 12:11 AM
Reply to: Message 41 by Chuck77
07-15-2011 12:04 AM

Re: Wha?
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 plaqce them? I assume ot's alike a puzzle that you have no picture of and trying to fit the pieces in the best you can.

It is a matter of interpretation, which is why the best and most knowledgeable scientists studying the specimens are the ones we should listen to.

No offense, but it makes no sense whatsoever to listen to creationists who have never studied the fossils, let alone even held one of the casts.

What are they going to tell us? Creationists rely on 2,000+ year old tribal myths rather than detailed study and accumulated knowledge. Why should one assume they have any right to an educated opinion in these matters?

Or, as Heinlein wrote, "Belief gets in the way of learning."

Religious belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge.
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