[what you all would expect to see in a "transitional species/fossil"?]
I'd expect to see things that are partially-formed, like wings, or beaks, or eyes. Remember, we're told that species like dinosaurs evolved into other things, like chickens. That's a pretty big change, so I'd expect to see where a Tyranasarus Rex started to sprout wings and grow feathers.
And to take it another step - where's the first instance of wings? If evolution were true, at some point we should see fossils that have the beginnings of wings or spines, or bones, even.
Argono, Bibleforums.org 5 Comments
[10/21/2005 12:00:00 AM]
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The first criteria is easy. Just look at velociraptors, archeopteryx, etc.
As for the origin of wins, that would be insects. Bones and spines first developed in fish.
10/22/2005 3:29:56 AM
Let's see. The ostrich and the kiwi are flightless birds. There were some flying reptiles. I know no good person should see the connection, so I will have to assume I am evil because of this.
10/22/2005 11:27:50 PM
Everything you claim isn't there is there, you just refuse to look.
2/16/2012 2:33:51 PM
Open a book, fuckwit. Any book outside of the Fiction section (so no Bible).
2/16/2012 6:05:00 PM
Rather than insult you, I'm going to actually answer this one because you're so very close.
I'd expect to see things that are partially-formed, like wings, or beaks, or eyes
And that's exactly what we do find. Buy or borrow a decent book on evolution and you'll probably find it full of interesting charts showing the exact evolution of such features.
That's a pretty big change, so I'd expect to see where a Tyranasarus Rex started to sprout wings and grow feathers.
The T-Rex didn't evolve feathers but plenty of other dinosaurs did. For example, recent discoveries show that the velociraptors had full coats of feathers. Trust me, you'll never watch "Jurassic Park" the same way again.
where's the first instance of wings?
We're not entirely sure, actually. It seems fairly likely that wings actually evolved in insects first and then completely independently in the rest of the animal kingdom. There's a lively ongoing discussion over lots of questions like this. If you'd read scientific journals, you'd find a lot of very smart people having fascinating discussions about this stuff.
9/13/2012 3:07:06 AM