However, evolution dosn't work with massive leaps like that. Also, the way things have worked out here on Earth are not the only possible ways evolution could turn out.
2/8/2007 2:49:31 AM
Get this through your thick skull; If evolution is a fact (and it is), every species that exists, ever existed, or ever will exist, is a transitional species; transitional between what it was and what it may become if evolutionary forces keep working on it.
2/8/2007 3:29:15 AM
You don't even understand the thoery you are trying to argue against. That is where you have failed.
2/8/2007 4:10:20 AM
Even with your ridiculously overarching definition of \"transitional\" fossil, there's one that does a beautiful visual job of giving you just the sort of thing you've asked for.
Archaeopteryx for the win.
2/8/2007 4:10:20 AM
This is why fundies should shut up and listen in biology class. At least they could make an argument not predicated on a fishlion.
2/8/2007 9:59:20 PM
Darwin's Lil' Girl
Ever heard of Archaeopteryx? That's a transitional fossil.
12/17/2007 6:43:04 PM
"a fish growing legs"
Got that one.
When fins became limbs
The transition between fishes and limbed vertebrates, or tetrapods, occurred over 370 million years ago and required changes to virtually the entire body. Sensational fossil finds, and reinterpretations of old ones, have radically altered thinking on this topic in the past 20 years. But the transition itself – the very point where fishes became tetrapods – remains obscure. What fossils there are tend to be incomplete or badly preserved. All that changes with the discovery of remarkable new fossils from the late Devonian of Canada of a near-complete transitional form preserved in the round. It's a fish with fins, but fins that flexed and extended like arms and hands. It has tetrapod-like ribs, a mobile neck and wrist. The impact of this discovery will be felt far and wide in evolutionary biology. On the cover, the fossil as found emerges from under a log as it might have in life in a shallow-water habitat.
12/17/2007 7:07:24 PM
Big Chicken Dinner
The fish changing into a lion is quite the condundrum for evolutionists - even more than the bombadier beetle.
12/17/2007 7:14:05 PM
How about the insect-to-fundie transitional species?
12/17/2007 7:17:20 PM
I wanna see fish-lion fight croco-duck.
12/17/2007 7:25:38 PM
I found it!
4/9/2012 6:36:53 PM
No, a transitional form would be like us; intermediaries between a Great Ape variety with five toes and a future Great Ape variety that have only four toes.
Check out the skeleton of a whale; it will have a hip-bone, a remnant of the dog-like species that returned to sea a few million years ago.
4/9/2012 11:38:16 PM
We have more chance of seeing a fish change into a lion than of fundies ever getting a basic grasp of how evolution actually works.
4/10/2012 2:11:58 AM