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Author Topic:   Where are all the apes leading up to humans?
Tangle
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Message 33 of 67 (653393)
02-20-2012 3:54 PM


You seems to have come here looking for a fight rather than to learn. That's a pity because what you've asked is a decent enough question and there are people here that are happy to help you find an answer to it.

I see that you have already proposed another thread asking whether the woodpecker's head is designed. That looks like a standard Jehovah's Witness 'gee wizz isn't nature amazing, god must have done it' question.

Before you get onto the bombarder beetle's backside, it would save some time and multiple copy and pastes if you tell us if there's anything you actually would like to know rather than just roll out the same old nonsense that we've all seen thousands of times.


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Message 47 of 67 (653438)
02-21-2012 3:16 AM


You asked

CryToGod writes:

How come there is no ape species more human like than chimps or bonobos? Why is there such a huge gap? You would expect to find living gradations of species leading up to human, right? There should be sub-humans and sub-sub-humans and sub-sub-sub humans walking around.

You have been told that the theory of evolution makes no predictions that intermediates between species need to survive to modern times, that the fossil record shows those intermediaries and you have been given some good reasons that why, in H. Sapiens case, they became exinct.

You may find it inconvenient - or a cop out, if you prefer- but those are the facts.

Now, is there something else you need to know? If so it would be best if you put down the scatter gun cartridges and reload with single shot. We're familiar with copy and paste diatribes from creationist web sites; it doesn't help your case, it just makes us feel very tired and rather depressed for you.

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Message 52 of 67 (653447)
02-21-2012 6:36 AM
Reply to: Message 39 by CrytoGod
02-21-2012 12:14 AM


Competition & Extinction
Assuming that you actually want evidence of how similar species living in the same ecological niche compete to extinction.

The UK's indigenous population of squirrels was the Red Squirrel. In the 19th century some idiot introduced the North American grey squirrel. The results were catastrophic to the red squirrel to the extent that I see grey squirrels everyday but have never seen a red one in my life.

This is how their populations have changed.

Comparison of the distributions of the grey (left) and red (right) squirrels in the UK. Grey squirrels are well established in England and Wales with an estimated population of 2.5 million (Pepper and Patterson, 2001), while red squirrels have retreated to the north.

The red squirrel now only survives in the South of England on preservation sites and it's future is not at all certain.

If you want the full story it's here:

http://conservation-issues.co.uk/...uirrel_Article_07-07.htm

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