Hey Kurdan. The alligator and the croc look the same millions of years ago, just smaller. Now is that proof against evolution? NO!
1/31/2007 4:48:04 PM
Mmmmm. The sea was still pretty much sea, mind. You know, where Coelacanths live.
1/31/2007 4:49:42 PM
The coelacanth hasn't evolved much in hundreds of millions of years because it's deep sea environment hasn't changed much in hundreds of millions of years. As the coelacanth didn't live on land, the shape of the continents was and is irrelevant.
1/31/2007 4:53:43 PM
Big deal. Now find a fossil of a modern rabbbit in a Precambrian stratum and you've got something. Until you find something like that, though, your observation about coelecanths in meaningless.
Besides, it is quite possible that other fish/amphibians/reptiles/etc. HAVE evolved from coelecanth, but that doesn't mean that the parent species necessarily had to die out.
1/31/2007 4:57:32 PM
Too bad what he's saying isn't even true\"Although now represented by only two living species, as a group the coelacanths were once very successful with many genera and species that left an abundant fossil record from the Devonian to the end of the Cretaceous period, at which point they apparently suffered a nearly complete extinction, and past which point no fossils are known. It is often claimed that the coelacanth has remained unchanged for millions of years but in fact the living species and even genus are unknown from the fossil record. However, some of the extinct species, particularly those of the last known fossil coelacanth, the Cretaceous genus Macropoma, closely resemble the living species. The most likely reason for the gap is the taxon having become extinct in shallow waters. Deep water fossils are only rarely lifted to levels where paleontologists can recover them, making most deep water taxa disappear from the fossil record. This situation is still under investigation by scientists.\"Wiki
Of course, even if it was correct, this wouldn't disprove evolution.
1/31/2007 4:59:42 PM
This was on the World of Warcraft forums? That boggles my mind. I bet this guy is Alliance...
1/31/2007 5:05:05 PM
Is he/she speaking english?
1/31/2007 5:15:48 PM
Yes, geology is different and the language you use is not that different from the monkeys we´re supposed to come from. Man, do you think that scientists are stupid?
1/31/2007 5:30:20 PM
Sandman: Sounds more like a Tauren, because it's mostly bull.
1/31/2007 5:40:55 PM
Do we need an \"Evolution Doesn't Work That Way\" award?
Some species became remarkably well adapted to their environment early on in the process and thus survived. So what?
1/31/2007 5:49:36 PM
Lessee... Earth was 70%+ water 380 million years ago... Earth is 70%+ water now...
Fish of the family Coelacanthidae lived in the water, so how the world looked would make no difference to them.
Fish of the family Latimeriidae live in the water...
Oh, they're from different families... guess you should've checked the facts before spouting your bullshit... :)
1/31/2007 5:59:34 PM
See, this is why being stupid and uneducated is considered a BAD thing.
1/31/2007 6:06:48 PM
Zipperback I bet Alliance Hunter
1/31/2007 6:12:58 PM
Typical lying fundie,
Coelacanth is an Order not a Species. Took less than 20 seconds for me to google. The fundies could have, but why sully dogma with facts?
1/31/2007 6:22:23 PM
You're a complete &$*!# moron and everything you say is bull#@!*$!
1/31/2007 6:50:05 PM
Hey! I'm an alliance hunter!
1/31/2007 6:51:04 PM
The biologist in me wants the idiot in you to stfu.
1/31/2007 6:52:18 PM
Continental drift has nothing to do with evolution. We might say that the modern continents \"evolved,\" but that's just lazy on our part.
300 million years ago, they had a frickin' uuge shark, the Megalodon.
(Frankly, I'm glad some species have gone extinct.) Because this shark and our modern great white look similar, differing only in size, you would claim that \"evilution\" doesn't exist. But you would still be wrong.
1/31/2007 6:56:55 PM
Colecanth is an order of fishes that have lobe fins. The modern day colecanth is the only remaing species left of this order, the rest have evolved or died out. The reason why it stayed the same is because its enviroment hasn't changed at all.
1/31/2007 7:36:56 PM
Duh. The earth is 6,000 years old.
What the hell?
1/31/2007 7:37:36 PM
I quit playing because the Alliance was so stupid. I felt bad pwning them nubs all the time. I do miss the forums though.
1/31/2007 8:52:23 PM
I'd love to \"discuss,\" but I hardly know where to begin.
1/31/2007 9:43:10 PM
Get the fuck off out of my faction, you're an embarrassment to the Alliance. I've half a mind to switch to the Horde just so I won't get associated with Kurdran.
1/31/2007 9:54:21 PM
\"This was on the World of Warcraft forums? That boggles my mind. I bet this guy is Alliance...\"
The Horde would definitely be \"survival of the fittest\" types, so probably.
1/31/2007 10:00:15 PM
The ignorance is astounding.
1/31/2007 10:23:13 PM